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Man charged in connection with abusive calls made to 999

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Officers have charged a 30-year-old man in connection with abusive calls made to the police 999 system.

Luke Barber, of Alfred Street in Widnes, was arrested on Thursday 29 July and taken into custody.

He has since been charged with persistently making use of a public communications network to cause annoyance.

Barber has been released on conditional bail and is due to appear at Warrington Magistrates Court on 1 September 2021.

The charge relates to numerous calls made to 999 on Thursday 29 July at 11.40am.

The 999 number supports people who are in danger or are witnessing a crime take place.

The time lost dealing with inappropriate 999 calls can be the difference between life and death for other callers with emergencies trying to get through.

If you are a victim of crime you should contact Cheshire Police in the following ways:
• 999 if there is an immediate threat to life or property
• 101 for non-emergencies

You can also report other matters quickly and easily by visiting the force website

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