A man has been jailed after repeatedly calling police to complain that Ant McPartlin should not he hosting Britain’s Got Talent. Due to his drink-driving conviction.
Jailed for complaining about Ant McPartlin!: The man, David Kates-Lowick, from Welshpool in Wales admitted that the calls were in breach of his suspended sentence. And that they were not a genuine matter for the police to deal with.
He was sentenced to 19 weeks in prison.
McPartlin, one half of the famous presenting duo Ant and Dec, with Declan Donnelly was convicted of drink-driving in 2018. And received an £86,000 fine along with a 20 month driving ban.
He later booked himself in to rehab and took several months off work. Before returning to our screens in early 2019. Prosecutor James Neary told Llandudno Magistrates Court on Wednesday that Mr Kates-Lowick, 57, called Dyfed-Powys police four times in just three days to complain. Saying that he felt it very unfair that McPartlin was able to keep his job when others in a similar situation would of lost their livelihoods.
The court was told that Mr Kates-Lowick is an alcoholic. Who was also under the influence of prescription medication when he made the calls. Owain Jones, his lawyer, said he also had mobility issues. And that the calls showed he had “significant mental health issues” and they were a “call for help”.
Later, in his defence he said that Mr Kates-Lowick had only called the 101 number not the emergency 999 one. And that he had not used foul language. Court chairman, David Subbachi told Mr Kates-Lowick that “this sort of behaviour just can’t go on”.
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