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St Agnes nuisance Noelle Rebecca Pledge-Panther dialled 999 40 times in one day

By West Briton  |  Posted: February 21, 2014

A NUISANCE who rang the emergency services 40 times in a single day has promised Truro magistrates she will not do it again.

Noelle Rebecca Pledger-Panther, aged 56, of Goonown, St Agnes, pleaded guilty to persistently making use of public communications to cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety at St Agnes in June and September last year and January this year.

Anita Kennett, for the prosecution, said: "She keeps ringing the emergency services, holding up the line for no particular purpose, being abusive to the police and telephone operators.

"On January 9 they dealt with 40 calls from her, and despite warnings and a police caution in the past for similar behaviour, she will not stop."

Deborah Von Kohler, for the defence, said she accepted having been misguided in making the calls and was sorry. "There have been some issues that made her make these calls and she is resolving them through other means," she said. "I'm assured by her she will not make more calls because what was behind it has been resolved in another way, and I am bound by my instructions and cannot say any more."

Pledger-Panther, who was using two crutches, unable to sit or stand in comfort, told the magistrates: "I have found another way to resolve these issues. I regret what I have done." The case was adjourned for a probation report.

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