Ainsdale man imprisonment for making hoax
ALAN Spencer, aged 56, from Ainsdale, Merseyside, was
sentenced to 16 weeks imprisonment at South Sefton Magistrates Court, on Friday,
11 March 2017, after pleading guilty to making hoax calls to Merseyside Fire and
Rescue Service. His sentence has since been welcomed by both Merseyside
Police and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, who had to deal with 6 calls, to
the Fire Service, in February and March 2017. We are told that Alen Spencer had
been found to have report false fires, bombs and even a shooting to them.
Local Community Inspector Graham Fisher said:- "Hoax calls put lives at
risk and are a costly and wasteful use of resources. We follow up every hoax
call made to the force and make efforts to trace those responsible. Not only do
these calls show a lack of respect for the emergency services, but responding to
false calls can divert our staff from genuine emergencies, where people need us
most. The Courts take incidents such as this very seriously and I hope this
result is reminder to those who make such hoaxes that they will be caught and
dealt with robustly by the Police and the Courts."