jailed for wasting police time in search for 'missing' swimmer
man has been jailed for three months for lying to police and raising
a false emergency which saw lifeboat crews search for a 'missing'
swimmer for more than an hour last weekend.
Kyle Farr, 29, has been jailed by magistrates for wasting police
time by giving a false report. The Coastguard was called at around
11.18pm on Saturday regarding a swimmer who had not returned to
Westons beach, as we reported here.
RNLI launched a lifeboat seven minutes later, and was joined in
the search by a rescue helicopter from St Athan, scoring the bay
over to Brean Down.
crews searched for just over an hour, until being informed by
Avon and Somerset Constabulary that the report had been a "malicious
who lives in Spring Meadows, Trowbridge, appeared at North Somerset
Courthouse where magistrates decided to jail him because there
was a significant use of public services and wasted time.