Martin Webb, 22, dialled 999, gave a fake name and said his friend Martin Webb had a gun and had lost his temper.
Prosecutor Ian Allen, speaking at Southend Magistrates’ Court, explained: “The caller purported to be a David Clifford.
“He advised the operator his friend, who he named to be Martin Webb, had lost his temper and had produced a gun, and that the male had left the property stating ‘somebody is going to pay’.
“The caller further stated Mr Webb was unstable at the moment, going through a tough time.
“That was of course of great concern to the police and an armed unit was dispatched.”
This clearly passes for entertainment on Canvey. Well, understandable, I suppose…
They were called to Point Road, Canvey, at about 1am on July 23, thinking they may have to disarm him.
But they spotted Webb in Chapman Road, and he identified himself before being arrested.
In police interview he admitted what he had done, and later pleaded guilty to wasting police time.
Can’t help thinking we’d all be better off if they’d filled him full of lead.
Instead of jailing Webb, the court decided to give him a year-long community order with 150 hours unpaid work.
He must also pay £100 costs which will be deducted from his benefits.
paying that £100, in reality.
Oh come on! They can't shoot everyone.
Filling them full of lead is tempting, but not that environmentally friendly...:-))))
This however is an environmentally friendly solution from some people I know
"Wouldn’t It Have Been Cheaper In The Long Run Just To Shoot Him?"
Whilst the encouragement is quite unnecessary I am full of admiration for the way you lead from the back, JuliaM.
But there is much more you could do...thought of donating a few socks?
They could have at least tasered him.
"Oh come on! They can't shoot everyone."
It's Canvey. They could at least try...
"This however is an environmentally friendly solution from some people I know"
"They could have at least tasered him."
It's Canvey. You have to have a nervous system for those things to work.
I'll need another cup of tea now, JuliaM.
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