Titchfield nuisance caller breaches his Asbo by wasting police time

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A MAN who was given an Asbo for phoning the police to talk about his noisy hamster and problems in his personal life has breached the order.

Nuisance caller Jason Garrad was given a five-year order which prevented him from calling the emergency services unless it was a genuine emergency. But the 41-year-old breached it when he called the police twice on the same day.

As reported in The News Garrad was given the Abso last month after pleading guilty to making 12 breaches of an interim Asbo from May 31 to June 14, by calling the non-emergency 0845 or 101 numbers.

Garrad, of Hewett Close in Titchfield, would regularly make calls of up to half an hour, tying up staff at Hampshire Constabulary’s enquiries centre.

Many of the calls related to problems with his then neighbour over noise and worries that he would be arrested.

Following his latest calls to the police he pleaded guilty to two counts of breaching the Asbo when he appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court.

He was given a 12-month community order and told to attend six sessions to help address his alcohol problem.