Grantham man jailed for making abusive phone call

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A MAN from Grantham, who admitting making a grossly offensive phone call to police, has been jailed for six weeks.

Louis Woodward, 22, made the call on the day of an armed police siege at Sutton St James to say he was pleased an officer had been shot in the head.

He told the operator in Lincolnshire Police Control Room that: “I hope a lot more people go around doing this sort of thing.

“What goes around comes around.

“I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am.”

Woodward, of Queen Street, Grantham, then told the operator his name and address.

Chief Inspector Simon Craft, head of the Force Control Room, said: “Sadly, staff within the control room experience abusive calls all too frequently. But where offences are being committed we will take action appropriately and offenders can expect to face the consequences of their actions.”

Woodward pleaded guilty in front of Spalding magistrates to making the call on January 31 from Bourne.