An Aberdeen man made more than 100 hoax calls to the emergency services, including one asking police to send him pizza because Domino’s had stopped answering the phone.
A police probe has been launched to find out if a string of false alarm calls plaguing north-east Coastguard and lifeboat teams in recent weeks have been malicious.
Lifeboat crews are being targeted by Facebook hoaxers.
A lifeboat crew spent hours scouring the Moray coastline for a vessel in distress after receiving what is believed to have been a malicious hoax message over social media.
Fears have been raised that Coastguard cutbacks are putting “lives in danger” around the coasts of the north and north-east.
Criminals were blasted for making "heinous" hoax calls to the emergency services yesterday after RNLI crews endangered their lives dealing with a false alarm over the weekend.
Police yesterday hit out at the “malicious” actions of a hoax caller who sparked a four hour search putting lives at risk in the North Sea.
Scottish ambulance workers have been forced to waste time dealing with hundreds of malicious and false calls every year.