Additional sentence for Harrogate man for wasting Police time

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Adam May, from the area was sentenced at Magistrates court on 15 August 2011.

May had been charged to court for theft of alcohol and for obstructing a constable in the execution of their duty.

At the time of May’s arrest for theft he lied to officers saying that he had swallowed a razorblade. This led to officers and hospital staff wasting time trying to care for someone who did not need help.

magistrates court sentenced May to 2 weeks in prison for this waste of police time. May has been sentenced to 6 weeks in prison in total for these offences.

DC Nicky Wright of Harrogate police station said:

This sends a clear message to offenders. They cannot expect to be able to make false allegations, waste police time and walk away without suffering the consequences.

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