Mam in court over hoax 999 calls

A man appeared in court today charged with making thousands of nuisance 999 calls.

Wayne Davis, 43, is alleged to have made hoax calls to Greater Manchester Police in which a man would rap, chant, sing and play loud music.

The emergency calls received between January 2008 and June this year were said to have wasted about 24,000 of public money, Trafford magistrates heard.

Davis, of Upper Chorlton Road, Manchester, entered no plea as magistrates decided the matter could be heard only at a Crown Court.

The defendant was granted unconditional bail until his next court appearance on February 10, when committal proceedings will take place.

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