Cheshire news Fraudster's hoax 999 calls led to armed police and helicopter response MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - The 35-year-old's calls involved false reports of drug and knife offences

Cheshire news Fraudster's hoax 999 calls led to armed police and helicopter response MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - The 35-year-old's calls involved false reports of drug and knife offences

Cheshire news  Fraudster's hoax 999 calls led to armed police and helicopter response MetiNews.Com
23 February 2021 - 16:30

Breaking News ! A serial nuisance from Chester has been jailed after making a series of fake 999 calls involving drugs and knives. The hoax calls have led to multiple armed police responses and the deployment of a police helicopter. James Robert Woodiwiss of Western Court, Chester pleaded guilty in his appearance at North Cheshire Magistrates on February 17 after being charged with misusing the 999 service. The fraudster pleaded guilty to ‘cause to be sent by public communication network a false message to cause annoyance or inconvenience.’ The 35-year-old was then sentenced to nine weeks in prison and handed a two-year Criminal Behaviour Order prohibiting him from calling 999 unless it is an emergency. Woodiwiss made six hoax calls to police between October 29 2020 and February 15 2021, all involving drugs and knives. Chief Inspector Gareth Wrigley said: “The calls involved dangerous situations that required robust emergency responses which included the likes of armed response officers and the police helicopter. This had a huge impact on the Constabulary’s finances and resources at the time. Try the CheshireLive newsletter now The CheshireLive newsletter is the easiest way to get straight to the best stories of the day. You can try the CheshireLive newsletter here, by clicking this link.

. To sign up, visit this link. There are no forms to fill in, no questionnaires, just pop in your email address and you'll be all set to receive the CheshireLive newsletter from today. Know someone else who might be interested in signing up? Why not share this link with them, and they too can make sure they never miss out on the best of Cheshire news. “Woodiwiss showed no remorse and failed to comprehend the enormity of his actions on policing in Cheshire. He tied up resources needlessly for his own unfathomable reasons. “When Woodiwiss has finished his time in custody, he will be subject to a Criminal Behaviour Order which will mean that if he calls 999 and it’s not an emergency, he risks going straight back to prison. “I hope this goes as a warning for anyone who intends on misusing the 999 system, which is there for genuine emergencies, crimes in progress and where life is at risk. It is not something to be taken lightly and could put lives at risk if it is misused.” Top Stories from the CheshireLive newsletter Police probe Waitrose 'punch your face in threat' during social distancing row Focus on 'classic' COVID-19 symptoms 'could miss third of cases' Labour vows to 'put up a proper fight' over Cheshire traveller transit site Cheshire pub fined over watering down booze Lidl and Boots recall meat and vitamins over safety fears

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Cheshire news Fraudster's hoax 999 calls led to armed police and helicopter response MetiNews.Com


Cheshire news Fraudster's hoax 999 calls led to armed police and helicopter response MetiNews.Com


Cheshire news Fraudster's hoax 999 calls led to armed police and helicopter response MetiNews.Com


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