Serial time-waster breaks Asbo

Andrew Davies
Andrew Davies

A serial time-waster has admitted breaking his Asbo prohibiting him from calling 999 unless in time of genuine emergency.

Andrew Neil Davies, who was slapped with the Asbo in October, has duped passers-by and wasted the time of emergency services a number of occasions, according to police.

The 51-year-old’s anti-social behaviour order prohibits from being drunk whilst in a public place and calling on the emergency services unless in times of genuine need. It also stipulates that he must not deliberately lie on the ground and pretend to have an injury as a way of attracting attention.

Earlier this month he pleaded guilty to breaking the Asbo on October 24, October 25 (twice), October 27 and November 15.

Sentencing at Wycombe Magistrates Court was delayed until February 6 while a pre-sentence report is prepared by probation. Magistrates said ‘all options’ should be considered as punishment.

Speaking in October, anti social behaviour officer PC Chris Allman said Davies, of Brooke Road, Princes Risborough, came to police attention initially by making time wasting 999 calls, usually when he was intoxicated.

He continued: “When dealt with by a police and council joint team he gave away his telephone to stop the temptation.

“However he then took to pretending to fall in the street near his home as a way of attracting attention to himself.

“He would lay there feigning an injury until an ambulance attended.

“Local residents came to know what he was doing and started to ignore him and regard him as a nuisance.

“Davies then would orchestrate his falls on a nearby main road whereby he would be seen by a larger number of people.

“Numerous motorists have done the decent thing and stopped to assist the man laying on the ground.

“Not realising they were being duped, they invariably would call the ambulance to attend to him.

“The ambulance staff and paramedics would normally recognise Davies and know what he was doing but were duty bound to deal with him professionally.

“On a number of occasions he was taken to Stoke Mandeville Hospital where he was more thoroughly checked over but he was always discharged as having no injuries.

“He has been offered support from numerous agencies and given many opportunities to change his behaviour.

“Davies’ continual lack of engagement has ultimately resulted in this town wide ASBO.”

Members of the public are asked to contact police on 101 if they see Davies breaching the ASBO, which expires on October 14 2016.