A man once described by a judge “as more of a confounded nuisance than a criminal” appeared from custody before North and West Cumbria Magistrates Court in Carlisle.
Andrew John Jason Bell, 39, now of no-fixed-address pleaded guilty to on August 2 he persistently made use of a public telephone system to cause annoyance or anxiety.
District Judge Gerald Chalk was told Bell used the 999-emergency system to inform police someone outside a night club had thrown water over him, he then made another two-calls and gave a “torrent of abusive” towards a police call-handler, including saying I’ll cut your throat.
He also pleaded guilty to a breach of an anti-social-behaviour-order made over two-years-ago, he was prohibited to enter the City centre between 2pm and 7am or be found drunk in the city at any time.
He also he pleaded guilty to been drunk and disorderly on Victoria Place on July 23, also guilty to a theft of a bottle of wine from a store in Carlisle on July 31.
District Judge Gerald Chalk in total sentenced Bell to 88-days in custody. 60 days for the nuisance calls and 60-days to run concurrent for the breach of the ASBO, also for breach of a earlier COD [conditional discharge] 14-days, and for his outstanding fines another 14-days, a total of 88-days, when released he will be under the supervision of the Probation Service for one-year.