Chesterfield man charged after making abusive 999 call to police
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A Chesterfield man has been charged with malicious communications after he was abusive to a 999 call handler.
Jason Clarke, of New Street, Pilsley, made the call for a non-urgent matter in the early hours of Thursday 8 October.
While on the phone he allegedly became abusive and swore at the call handler a number of times.
Sgt Matthew Ladd, of the North Investigations Team, said: “Our colleagues in contact management perform a difficult role as the vital first point of contact for members of the public who need to report an emergency, as well as those who need to report a crime or issue that doesn’t require an immediate response.
“Behaviour which is abusive or offensive won’t be tolerated.”
The 49-year-old is due to appear before magistrates at Chesterfield Justice Centre in November.