A man who made numerous nuisance calls to police – and breaching a Criminal Behaviour Order by doing so – has been jailed.
Surjit Singh, 57, had been given the order after making a number calls in recent months while under the influence of alcohol. On Monday (29 November) he was arrested for breaching the order 12 times between 22 and 29 November.
At Leicester Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday (30 September), Singh, of Victoria Road East, Leicester, was sentenced to 24 weeks’ imprisonment.
Sergeant Kevin Mistry, from the East Leicester Neighbourhood Policing Area (NPA) said: “When Singh first began making calls, he was offered support through a number of agencies but refused to engage.
“Instead, we looked to apply for a CBO and one was granted with conditions not to contact the emergency services unless it was for a genuine purpose.
“Unfortunately, Singh ignored the order and continued making calls, placing a significant demand on our handlers. He was also abusive towards them and I’d like to thank them for their professionalism in dealing with the matter.
“Two officers - PC Lorgat and PC Greaves – were able to secure a charge of breaching a CBO. It’s important that genuine victims of crime are offered the service they require, and this conviction will go a long way to free up resources.”