A Hawkhurst resident has been charged with making more than 100 nuisance and abusive phone calls to police.

Richard Weedon is accused of misusing the 999 and 101 phone lines over a five-month period, during when it is reported he also persistently shouted and swore at Kent Police call handlers. The offences are alleged to have taken place between 14 September 2023 and 15 January 2024.

The suspect was initially arrested in November last year and bailed pending further enquires. An investigation by the Tonbridge Victim Based Crime Team led to him being detained again on 14 January. He was later charged with persistently making use of a public communication network to cause annoyance, inconvenience, and anxiety. The charge relates to a total of 110 separate calls from the same phone number.

Mr Weedon, 58, from Hawkhurst was also charged with possessing cannabis and was remanded to appear before Medway Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 16 January.

By Ed

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