999 nuisance caller reported '˜angry cat'

A 999 nuisance caller told police he needed help '“ to deal with his neighbour's angry cat.

Sunday, 24th April 2016, 1:25 pm
Updated Monday, 25th April 2016, 10:44 am
Edinburgh Sheriff Court

Blazej Mackowiak was told to contact the Scottish SPCA animal welfare charity – and then shouted that he would “kill the cat”.

Mackowiak, 39, then made a second call to police on Christmas Eve last year when he demanded officers attend his home and help him with moving a mattress from his back garden.

And during his bogus phone calls Mackowiak was heard to rant on about “Islamic State” and “Syrian refugees”.

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But he was cleared of threatening to shoot a police officer during the Capital’s New Year celebrations when the Crown dropped the charge during a hearing at Edinburgh Sheriff Court last week.

Mackowiak, from Restalrig, appeared in the dock from custody on Thursday and was handed a nine-month prison sentence after admitting to two charges.

Defence solicitor Paul Dunn said his client had previously served a six-month prison sentence for a similar offence and that “he says things he clearly doesn’t mean”.