Chorley man accused of breaching five year criminal behaviour order over alleged NHS calls

A man has appeared in court accused of breaching a criminal behaviour order imposed for making nuisance 999 calls.

Tuesday, 19th May 2020, 12:30 pm

John Gerald McBrearty, of Lancaster Court, Chorley, received the five year court order in February, banning him calling 999 and non emergency numbers without a genuine reason.

It was the result of a three day spate of more than 50 nuisance calls to 999 in December, in which the 60-year-old argued with call handlers, and took up at least 150 minutes of call handler time.

McBrearty is now accused of breaching the criminal behaviour order by allegedly making 88 nuisance calls to the NHS Home Treatment Team on a non-emergency number, and also phoning the NHS Start team 48 times.

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He denies the charges and his case is adjourned until June 30.

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