Bogus Chesterfield 999 caller gets a 12 week curfew

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sp56888'Chesterfield Magistrates Court

A nuisance caller who made a bogus 999 emergency call to police has been given a community order with a 12 week curfew.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard how Amanda Ann Turner, 48, of Harper Hill Close, Chesterfield, wasted police time when she called them out when they were not needed.

Prosecuting solicitor Ian Shaw said during a previous hearing that Turner accepts being an alcoholic and that drink is at the heart of her problems.

Turner, who has previous convictions for similar offences, pleaded guilty to persistently making malicious communications to cause anxiety after the incident on June 19.

The defendant is currently serving a 12-month community order for persistently using an electronic communications network to cause annoyance to Derbyshire Constabulary.

Defence solicitor Felicity Clarke said at a previous hearing that if she carries on drinking she could die. Turner was sentenced on June 25 to a community lasting until March, 2016, with a 12 week curfew and rehabilitation. She must pay a £60 victim surcharge, £85 costs and a £150 court charge.