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Aylesbury nuisance caller rang 999 more than 230 times

Jamie Power Image copyright Thames Valley Police
Image caption Jamie Power has been given an order that also prevents him owning a cigarette lighter or matches

A man who made more than 230 nuisance calls to the emergency services has been issued with a criminal behaviour order.

Aylesbury Crown Court heard Jamie Power, 27, "behaved in an anti-social manner" towards neighbours, emergency personnel and NHS staff.

He was also convicted of arson and given a 20-month prison sentence, suspended for two years.

Police said he could have "prevented genuine emergencies" getting through.

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The order - formally known as an ASBO - stops Power, of Belgrave Road, Aylesbury, calling 999 or entering NHS property unless the emergency is genuine.

It also prevents him owning a cigarette lighter or matches, and "hitting the walls or stamping on the floors" at home.

The order will remain in place until May 2022.

PC Andy Smith, anti-social behaviour officer with Thames Valley Police, said it would serve as a warning to others.

"As well as behaving in an anti-social manner towards his neighbours," he said, "Power was responsible for over 230 calls to the emergency services over a two-year period.

"His persistent calls could have prevented genuine emergencies from being dealt with."

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