British man jailed for burping at police back to his old tricks

A British man jailed for calling the police and burping at them has been given a suspended police sentence for doing it again.

In 2019 Rhys Pilott was jailed for six months for his hoax calls but was released early for good behaviour.

This good behaviour did not continue outside of prison however as the Peterborough man called emergency services excessively, just to burp at them.

On one occasion Pilott called the police 24 times in 45 minutes - blocking other real emergency calls from going through and wasting resources.

He was sentenced on Wednesday to a further six months imprisonment and 40 days of rehabilitation activity.

Pilott also has 12 previous convictions for "similar type of offending", including three bomb hoaxes, the court heard.