British man banned from swearing in his home

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, Last Updated: 11:42 AM ET

A British man has been told he isn't allowed to shout or swear, including in his own home if there's a risk he could be overheard.

Paul Crick, 45, of Essex, was given an anti-social behaviour order after he called 999 — the British equivalent of 911 — more than 170 times in 16 months.

The order says he cannot call 999 unless there is an actual emergency, and he is banned from being verbally abusive, shouting, swearing or using foul language in any public place or in his own home if someone outside might overhear him, the Essex Chronicle reported.

Crick was fined and the Daily Mail reported he didn't object to the ruling. He told the court he is attending an alcohol support group and seeing a psychiatrist.

 


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