VENTNOR MAN GIVEN SUSPENDED SENTENCE FOR EXCESSIVE 999 CALLS TO POLICE

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.

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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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YIGAF
YIGAF
1 year ago

He will keep on doing this until a custodial sentence is implemented. Suspended sentences are a waste of time. In the meantime a psychiatrist needs to examine him as he obviously has a problem. This needs to be addressed sooner rather than later. Believe or not I genuinely feel sorry for him. Something deep underneath is troubling him and is probably a cry for help.

Mark Jennings
Mark Jennings
Reply to  YIGAF
1 year ago

Smash his phone up?

oldbutalive
oldbutalive
Reply to  YIGAF
1 year ago

I agree, but if its not a cry for help, a period of time inside is the only option.

Egor
Egor
1 year ago

£128 that’s going to stop him doing it again isn’t it…..NOT

2thepoint
2thepoint
1 year ago

Druggy low life, one expects, lot in Ventnor

Karn Evil 9
Karn Evil 9
Reply to  2thepoint
1 year ago

alcohol actually in this case.

Smithy
Smithy
Reply to  2thepoint
1 year ago

Please don’t tar everyone in ventnor with the same brush. There are many decent people there. In fact he lives more in bonchurch than ventnor!

John
John
1 year ago

Would have been interesting to have known the nature of the calls and how many.

 

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