A jail sentence hangs over a Pinxton pensioner who made unnecessary 999 calls and pestered his estranged wife.
Former disc jockey Allen Parkin had already received a two-year anti-social behaviour order for plaguing emergency services with calls.
Chesterfield magistrates heard he phoned police at 10.30am, on December 3, claiming a solicitor had not arrived to take him to a court hearing.
Parkin, who has severe health problems, had no credit on his mobile phone and thought police would call his solicitor for him, said Becky Mahon, prosecuting.
Parkin parted from his wife three years ago because of his violent temper and drinking, according to the court. Parkin began harassing her by going to her home and threatening her.
Parkin, 65, of Wharf Road, admitted harassment between October 23 and November 9 and breaching an ASBO on four dates in October and on December 3 by making unnecessary calls to emergency services.
He received a 12-week jail term suspended for a year and was also placed a restraining order on Parkin, banning him from bothering Mrs Parkin and entering Westhouses for a year. He told him: “I can’t keep letting you walk out of here and commit offences. ” John Kavanagh, for Parkin, said he had struggled to cope with the break-up.
He said: “They had many happy years together.”