Pensioner’s barrage of nuisance calls

A PENSIONER plagued 999 operators with nuisance calls accusing police of letting terrorists and murderers off the hook.

Bryn Doel, 70, of Cliff Court, Liversedge, was convicted of two charges of persistently using a public communications network to cause annoyance.

He repeatedly made calls to the West Yorkshire Police Force control centre between December 2015 and April this year.

Bill Astin, prosecuting, said: “The calls to police were persistent and in their dozens.

“They were all of a similar nature, accusing police of being incompetent and using abusive and threatening language towards police staff.

“In one call he called police a disgrace in letting terrorists and murderers into the country.”

The former miner’s previous convictions include harassing members of Millbridge WMC at Liversedge, where he was previously a member.

Neil Topham, for Doel, said his client was aggrieved at the way police had treated him in the past. He added Doel did not have mental health problems but committed the offences while under the influence of alcohol.

Doel was handed a community order with 20 days of activities, fined £50 and ordered to pay £300 costs and an £85 victim surcharge.

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