Pensioner’s nuisance phone call shame

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A pensioner plagued police with nuisance calls and spouted nonsense to them.

Arthur Hunter’s comments to police included him saying his grandson had a catapult and was going to knock off a policeman’s hat.

Hunter had previously called police to tell them he had seen a cat arch its back when it saw a dog and ask the time difference between Blackpool and Blackburn.

Hunter, 67, of Linden Place, Bispham, pleaded guilty to persistently making nuisance calls to police between May 13 and 31. He had six previous convictions for making nuisance calls to police.

Hunter was sentenced to 10 weeks’ imprisonment suspended for 12 months and put on one-year’s supervision by Blackpool magistrates.

Steven Townley, defending, said his client had a serious drink problem.

Mr Townley added: “He has now contacted British Telecom and blocked his phone from making outgoing calls.”

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