A 65-year-old man from Ventnor has been given an 8 week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, for making an excessive and persistent amount of 999 and 101 calls to Police.
Paul Anthony Sainsbury, 65, of Leeson Road in Ventnor, appeared before the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court on Friday (17th July).
The court heard how Sainsbury had made a large number of calls to Hampshire Constabulary via the 999 and 101 emergency numbers, which put other people at risk.
He is also said to have made a volume of calls to Osborne ward at St Mary’s Hospital, despite being told on numerous occasions not to.
The offence, contrary to common law, took place between 28th June and 9th July.
Paul Sainsbury was ordered to pay a surcharge of £128 by Magistrates.
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