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NewsSevere punishment for a woman who called the police dozens of times for no reason

Severe punishment for a woman who called the police dozens of times for no reason

Sarah Coates contacted West Yorkshire Police almost 40 times in just two hours on Sunday April 23.

Coates admitted that she repeatedly called emergency services for no reason.

The court sentenced Coates to 12 weeks in jail and a fine, in addition to working in the welfare field.

“Callers like Coates who abuse these services can delay us responding to real emergencies,” said Mick Rutter, police department official.

According to Rutter, police received 36 calls from Coates over a period of less than two hours.

Following the Coates incident, West Yorkshire Police have relaunched a campaign asking the public to use emergency numbers appropriately and only when necessary, and to use other contact options for non-emergency online situations.

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