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MetiNews.Com - Rias Choudhury, 44, of Moss Side, admitted to the police that the reports were a mistake and he wanted to go back to prison
Breaking News ! A ‘nuisance drunk’ repeatedly called the police to make false reports of crimes in order to get sent to prison - including a bomb hoax, a robbery and an attack in the street. Rias Choudhury, aged 44, phoned the police claiming he was a victim of a robbery, but when they arrived he admitted this was a mistake. An hour and a half later, after the officers had dropped him at the nearest probation office in Longsight, they received another report claiming there was an attack nearby. When the officers arrived, they found Choudhury, of Moss Side, sitting on the floor, Manchester Magistrates Court heard. Clearly intoxicated, he struggled to stand and confirmed that he hadn’t been attacked. Read More Related Articles All the things that you can't do this weekend in Greater Manchester Read More Related Articles Survey: What do you think of the new local lockdown measures for Greater Manchester? Choudhury was said to have previously served 26-weeks imprisonment following an offence of making a call about a bomb hoax in January, as well as 14 weeks in jail after assaulting an emergency worker in April. District Judge Margaret McCormack told his lawyer John Mitchell: “He’s clearly wasting police time. “He’s at it again, that’s the problem. “When he’s in drink, he’s being abusive and directing the emergency services and wasting their time when they should be out patrolling the streets, when they should be helping victims of crime.” Read More Related Articles Sign up for the MEN's free daily newsletter Read More Related Articles The disgraced, perverted ex-mayor who couldn't help but try for a return to politics - being on the sex offender register ruined his plan Choudhury pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly and was ordered to pay a £75 fine - which was taken as time served due to the fact he has spent the night in a police cell. “The police first had meetings with the defendant at 5pm yesterday (July 29),” prosecutor Gareth Hughes said. “They had received a call about a robbery. "When they spoke to the defendant he said he hadn’t been the victim of a robbery but instead said he wants to go back to prison. “It’s clear he had been drinking, but he wasn’t causing any sort of disturbance at this stage so the officers took him to the probation centre in Longsight. “About an hour and a half later, there was a report to the police that someone was being attacked on a nearby street. “The officers arrived and saw the defendant sitting on the floor. “They approached him, he struggled to stand and was highly intoxicated. “There was no incident that had happened in the street.
. “He was described by officers as a nuisance drunk, he was shouting, stumbling and falling over,” Mr Hughes added. “On the second occasion when officers were called out to him, they arrested him for being drunk and disorderly at around 6.30pm yesterday. “He has been in custody since.”
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Choudhury was said to have a lengthy record with a total of 93 offences. He received a 14-week custodial sentence for assaulting an emergency worker on April 30 this year, then on January 23 he was sentenced to 26-weeks imprisonment for a charge of a bomb hoax. In mitigation, his defence lawyer John Mitchell said: “He has entered a guilty plea. “He’s been released [from prison] for nine days. “This is the first time drinking again and he ends up back in the cells. “He does have issues with alcoholism.”
Sentencing him, District Judge Margaret McCormack said: “You have got to stop making these calls to the police - words fail me. “It seems to me that you have been making these phone calls to the police - you’re lucky you’ve only been charged with drunk and disorderly as you could have been charged with something else.” “You need to go to probation to get some help.” Speaking from the dock, Choudhury said: “I’ve detoxed a number of times, 40 times at least. “I’m sick of it. “It’s not fair on you lot, I know.” District Judge McCormack replied: “Well hopefully, this might be when the penny drops.”