A man has been remanded in custody after ringing 999 and demanding police and an ambulance – because he had a temperature and thought he might have Covid.
Laurence Galvin has “persistently” phoned 999 in non-emergencies, with previous convictions for calling the emergency number after burning his steak dinner, falling out of bed, and because his heating wasn’t working.
The 58-year-old has now appeared back in the dock and admitted ringing the emergency services after waking up with a temperature.
But when police arrived Galvin admitted he was drunk and did not need assistance.
Fiscal depute Lynzi Souter told Aberdeen Sheriff Court: “This all started on January 17 at 5.30am.