Fake 999 caller back in court

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A St Helens man has been handed a suspended jail term after breaching an antisocial behaviour order banning him from making fake 999 calls.

Ross O’Mara made countless false calls to the emergency services over an extended period.

The 36-year-old was eventually hauled before the courts where an ASBO was issued against him strictly prohibiting him from contacting 999 unless for a genuine reason.

However, on December 22 he breaching the order, sparking fresh police action.

O’Mara, of Islands Brow, was charged with breaking the ASBO order.

He initially denied the offence but then changed his plea to guilty.

Magistrates in St Helens ordered him to serve a six week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months.

If he is brought before the court during that period he could be jailed.

He was also ordered to pay £100 costs.

O’Mara’s antisocial behaviour was also amended to ban him from contacting St Helens Council or Helena Housing unless he has a genuine reason.