Hoax 999 caller to Leicestershire Police sentenced for a third time in nine months

Tudor has appeared in court several times in the past nine months for three sets of offences. Stock image.
Tudor has appeared in court several times in the past nine months for three sets of offences. Stock image. -Credit:Getty

A woman who has made numerous hoax 999 calls to Leicestershire Police told a psychiatrist she had been hearing a male voice in her head telling her to. Victoria Tudor has appeared at Leicester Magistrates' Court numerous times in the past nine months.

She has in the past claimed to have a bomb at her home in Thurmaston, threatened to stab everyone in her local pub and claimed the same pub was on fire. She also told the police on one occasion that she had murdered her neighbour.

In August last year she was given a community order by magistrates for her first crimes, which included the bomb hoax. In December she was given a further community order and then in January this year the magistrates gave her a six-week jail sentence, suspended for six months.

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On that occasion she was warned that if she offended again she would go to prison. Her latest offences are from January and February of this year - just before and just after the suspended sentence was given to her on January 15.

  • On January 9 she called 999 and told Leicestershire Police, 'Help me, help me,' before hanging up

  • On January 19 she made a similar call and the police went to her house to check on her and she was fine

  • On February 8 in the morning she phoned and said, '**** you' then hung up

  • On the afternoon of the same day she called and said '**** off'. When police visited her home she told them: "It's not like me to swear at the police."

The court heard the details from prosecutor Richard Holt, who said: "It's a very unfortunate situation." Sukhdev Bisla, who has been representing Tudor at each hearing, told the magistrates: "Before August 2023 there were no offences whatsoever.

"What we've been trying to do is get to the bottom of why this is happening and how this can be stopped." Since her latest sentence, Tudor has been seen by a psychiatrist for the first time, which he felt had answered some questions. He said: "She explained she hears a male voice in her head telling her to call the police and to kill herself."

He said the crimes were "unsophisticated" with Tudor ringing from her own phone, giving her name and address on some occasions. He said Tudor had been "let down by the system" and suffered with anxiety and depression. He said she was anxious at the prospect of going to prison and said that he hoped that because of her mental condition the magistrates would not consider jailing his client.

He said: "I would ask you not to activate the suspended sentence and consider a new community order for 12 months that would give all agencies time to work together to assist Miss Tudor." The magistrates agreed and Tudor, who had admitted sending a false message to cause annoyance or inconvenience and also breaching her suspended sentence order, was not jailed.

She was given a new 18-month community order with requirements to work on programmes and with the probation service and also had her suspended sentence order extended by three weeks as a punishment for breaching it. She will also have to pay a £114 victim surcharge.