Guilty pleas for hoax call teenager
A TEENAGER is facing jail after admitting making hundreds of hoax calls to emergency services.
Kerry Ann Moate (18), of Samuel Jones Cresent, Little Paxton, Huntingdon, appeared at Huntingdon Magistrates’ Court yesterday, where she pleaded guilty to two counts of persistently making use of the public communication network to cause annoyance, inconvenience or anxiety.
The court heard how Moate made 756 silent calls to operators between Christmas Day and Boxing Day, and 44 others earlier in the month.
Superintendent Paul Fullwood said: “The sheer volume of malicious calls was extremely disruptive to the force at a time of year that is always busy for police.
“Every time someone misuses the 999 they are potentially putting others lives at risk. This is especially true when we receive a large number of nuisance calls as it impacts on how quickly other emergency calls are answered.”
The case was adjourned for psychiatric reports to be carried out, but magistrates’ chairman Lill Glover said a custodial sentence was likely to be the starting point when Moate is sentenced on February 9 at the Huntingdon court.