Woman 'fixated' with North Wales Police rang 999 more than one hundred times

Kelly Parry
Kelly Parry -Credit:North Wales Police

A woman bombarded officers with hundreds of messages and calls in a matter of weeks, causing "major disruption" to North Wales Police, a court heard.

Kelly Parry wasted hours of police time and during incidents at two North Wales hospitals, shouted abuse at officers and damaged two squad cars, Mold Crown Court heard.

Parry admitted threatening behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress; persistently using public communications to cause annoyance, inconvenience or anxiety; criminal damage and harassment; and breaching a restraining order.

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The court heard Parry, 29, of Bro Infryn, Glasinfryn, Gwynedd, committed the offences while she was on a suspended 15 week sentence, imposed in June last year at Caernarfon Crown Court, for offences of harassment, sending threatening messages. The North Wales Live Whatsapp community for top stories and breaking news is live now - here’s how to sign up

On August 9, last year, at Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor, Parry shouted abuse at PC Megan Roberts, who had attended on another matter. Parry had been given a 10-year restraining order from contacting PC Roberts and two other people.

A security officer had approached Parry who was banging her head on the wall and was removing a hospital sign. Parry said she was going to throw a stone at PC Roberts, claiming she was responsible for her children being taken from her.

She was throwing stones and was also heard to say "when I see Megan, I'm going to smash Meg with this stone in the head" and "I'm going to f*****g kill Megan, I'm going to f*****g kill her".

Parry then went onto damage two police vehicles before being arrested, after other officers were called. She was also seen to pick up a brick and a breeze block.

Then on August 14 2023, officers were called to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, Bodelwyddan, because Parry was lying in the road. She was escorted back to the hospital, where she was waiting to be assessed. She swore at the officers and was warned to stop, before lying on the floor after being triaged and would not move. Parry was arrested.

Between December 23 2023 and January 3 2024, Parry also "bombarded" North Wales Police with hundreds of webchat messages and calls, including 121 999 calls, which were offensive, causing major problems for the force, who continually deployed resources to deal with her.

The court heard North Wales Police was not able to keep with the demands of Parry's behaviour, and her fixation with officers was "alarming".

In her defence, the court heard, Parry, who has 21 convictions for 52 offences, was remorseful and her offending was down to her "extensive" mental health problems. There had been a gap in offending between 2014-2021, when she had a detailed care plan, but that was taken away a few years ago, which had caused her to deteriorate.

Judge Niclas Parry sentenced her to seven months in prison, a further 12 months out on license under supervision - and if she reoffended during that time - she'd have to serve a second seven months . While accepting she had complex needs and was being assessed for help, that could be done under a period of custody and there were concerns for her reoffending.

He said: "You are a prolific offender who has been given one offer of support after another over the years, but you continue to offend in a way that in particular, stretches resources of the police service and the emergency services here in North Wales." The judge said her offending had caused "major disruption" for the force.

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