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Nuisance 999 caller jailed

Jackie Lee has been remanded until 9 June. Photo: Gloucestershire Police

A nuisance 999 caller who breached her Anti-Social Behaviour Injunction within 24 hours of it being issued, has been jailed.

Jackie Lee from Cheltenham went on to break the conditions of her court injunction 14 times before being arrested. The warning from officers stated that she could not make nuisance calls or cause annoyance to anyone in Cheltenham or the emergency services. Lee failed to do this so was sentenced on 1 June to be remanded until 9 June.

Sentencing Lee at Gloucester County Court, Judge Singleton told her:

I consider these breaches to be very serious...At a time when the terror threat has been 'critical' and now 'serious', you are wasting the time of the emergency services.

– Judge Singleton

Lee has persistently called 999 for the Police and Ambulance Service and has caused a multitude of problems to her neighbours for several years. Since January this year, there has been 60 recorded incidents related to her.

PC Frances Oliffe from the Cheltenham South Local Policing Team says she hopes the sentencing will "allow any underlying issues that Jackie has to finally be addressed."

It was good that the injunction breach was taken so seriously...Many of the residents near Jackie have been affected by her bad behaviour over numerous years...We take all allegations of anti-social behaviour seriously and we will not allow our emergency call system to be abused in this way.

– PC Frances Oliffe, Gloucestershire Police