Man wasted police time by ringing 999 number during Christmas holidays

Ballymena Court

A man who rang the 999 number several times during the Christmas holidays has admitted wasting police time by making false reports to call handlers which had given rise to fears for his safety.

Philip John Hargey (31), of Kintyre Road, Larne, appeared at Ballymena Magistrates Court where his defence solicitor was Neal McAllister.

The defendant was ordered to do 75 hours of unpaid work.

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