ASBO for man who wasted police time with ‘ridiculous claims’

David Beaver, 49, formerly of Nookfield, Leyland

David Beaver, 49, formerly of Nookfield, Leyland

A Leyland man who called 999 to report that his bin had been moved has been given an ASBO.

David Beaver, 49, formerly of Nookfield, was taken to court by police after wasting their time with ‘the most ridiculous of claims’.

He also called the emergency services to ask when his local officers were on duty, and made malicious complaints about his neighbours.

South Ribble Magistrates granted the ASBO against Beaver on Friday, after an application by the police.

PC Neil Hutchinson, of he South Ribble Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “This ASBO is just desserts for Beaver who had plagued the lives of his neighbours with his malicious behaviour and spent many hours bothering police with the most ridiculous of claims.

“He made calls to police on an almost daily basis and was a huge drain on our resources.”

The ABSO will be placed on him for two years and follows a lengthy harassment campaign against his neighbours and local police officers.

PC Neil Hutchinson added: “Beaver now has the opportunity to act in a more civilised manner or face further sanctions, which the police will set in motion if required.”

The court heard how Beaver also caused criminal damage to property, threatened residents with violence, abused 999 call takers and during his many phone calls, used threatening and insulting language towards the operators.