Woman made 84 nuisance calls in one day

Enniskillen Court House

Enniskillen Court House

AN ENNISKILLEN woman, who admitted making 84 nuisance calls to another woman in one day, has been given a conditional discharge for two years, at the Magistrates Court.

Teresa McCaffrey of  Hillview Road, Enniskillen pleaded guilty to charges of harassment of Amy Rose Lee in periods on a date unknown in March and November 17 last year


The court heard police got a complaint about the nuisance calls in May last year, a month after the sale of a dog between the parties.  It subsequently emerged in court that the sale was through a third party.  The injured party said the calls were mainly silent but they were coming at all times of the days.
On that occasion, Teresa McCaffrey (46) said she would stop the practice.

But the police got a further complaint of 84 calls being made to the injured party in one day.
Most of them were silent and a dog could be heard barking in the background to some of the calls, the court heard.
The injured party also had a child in the house when the calls were being made, the court heard.
Prosecutor Ms Mullan said the injured party was seeking a restraining order.

Defence solicitor Ms McPhillips said her client had made a full admission and said she would cease making the calls.
There had been no contact in six months.
Judge Nigel Broderick said the victim was entitled to some peace of mind.
“She (the defendant) was warned once but it did not bear fruit”.
“Why was she making these calls?.

The defence solicitor said it concerned the sale of a dog via a third party. The court heard the defendant had a previous conviction for a previous incident in 2009.

Judge Broderick said the defendant would not be too happy if she had been called 84 times in the one day.

Judge Broderick said he would give the defendant a conditional discharge for two years.

He added that if she did anything in the interim, the case would be “re-sentenced”.
But he wanted the injured party to know that she should contact the police immediately if there was any repeat of this behaviour.
This would have the same effect as a restraining order, the court heard.


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