10:01am Wednesday 23rd October 2013
By SNJ Reporter
A 42-YEAR-OLD woman pleaded guilty to wasting police time after making 122 phone calls to 999 in the past five years.
Kate Louise Thorley, of the Bridle, Cainscross, appeared before Stroud Magistrates Court on Wednesday, October 16 accused of wasteful employment of police time.
Thorley was arrested on Monday, August 26 after making a number of 999 calls resulting in police officers attending her address in Cainscross, Stroud.
Prosecutor Peter Ashby said: “The police found the defendant unhurt and fully clothed in bed. They arrested her for wasting police time.
“It is suspected that the defendant has made 122 similar calls to the police in the past four to five years usually claiming she is going to kill herself which means officers are obligated to attend.”
The prosecution requested a restraining order be put in place to stop Thorley from dialling 999.
However District Judge Joti Bopa-Rai said the idea of enforcing a restraining order on a phone number was ‘a bit novel’.
“I want a lot more information about the defendant and the incident before I make a decision on sentencing,” she said.
Thorley was given unconditional bail until Monday, November 11 when she is due to appear back before Stroud Magistrates Court.
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