Norfolk: Man Sentenced For Making Harassing Phone Calls

19 December 2012, 13:01 | Updated: 19 December 2012, 13:13

A man's been given a 3 year community order after repeatedly making harassing phone calls.

38-year-old Daniel Andrews from The Oaks in Ashill near Thetford was sentenced at Kings Lynn Magistrates Court

He's also been told he'll have to take part in a sex offender programme for 60 days.

He pleaded guilty earlier this year to the charge of persistently making use of a public electronic communications network for the purpose of causing annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to another.  He was arrested in December last year after a police investigation. In 2011 around 12 women all received calls from Andrews. The content of the calls involved heavy breathing, as well as being obscene and sexually explicit in their nature. One victim was threatened on two occasions by Andrews saying he knows where she lived and was going to rape her.

He was ordered to pay two of the victims, aged 31 from Necton and aged 32 from Norwich £1,000 each in compensation.

PC Marie Reavey from Watton police station said: "Andrews cruelly preyed on his victims, and because of his actions he caused them a great degree of distress and anxiety. All reports of harassment and stalking will be taken seriously, assessed on an individual basis and investigated with appropriate action taken."