Woman admits making 32 nuisance 999 and 111 phone calls

Woman admits making 32 nuisance 999 and 111 phone calls

The woman made several calls to 999 and 111

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

A woman has pleaded guilty to making nuisance calls to the emergency services a total of 32 times.

Prosecutor Mark Kateley said that during one of the calls Julie Taylor was drunk and claiming she may attack neighbours and would harm herself. 

However when police arrived she asked them to watch television with her, according to Get Surrey. Kateley also said she told officers her knife was in the kitchen where it had "been all along."

The prosecution added the woman was asking to be sectioned yet refused to go to a hospital with the police. Other calls to both 999 and 111 allegedly followed a similar narrative.

David Forsyth, who was mitigating the case, said Taylor had been dependant on alcohol since 2002 and has depression.

In November her father passed away and her sister's partner then died the following month.

Forsyth said she was "lonely and depressed" during Christmas and New Year and it was this that led to her "cry for help" by making the phonecalls.

However he explained Taylor now has a "dedicated mental health worker" and is about to start rehabilitation, which he called "suitable help."

The woman admitted to "persistently making use of a public communication network to cause annoyance, inconvenience or anxiety" on Friday (February 23).

Taylor has been handed a fine of £100 and instructed to pay £115 in surcharges and costs.