A woman who made more than 2,000 emergency 999 calls in three years including one asking – “where’s my food?” – has been jailed.

Sonia Nixon, of Lyon Road, Harrow, called the emergency line more than 1,000 times last year alone, putting her within the top three repeat callers across the capital.

The 56-year-old used 17 different mobile numbers to dial the call centre between 2021 and 2023.

She was arrested for breaches of the Communications Act 2003 in January this year.

After her arrest, Nixon racially abused an officer and urinated in the caged police van.

It is estimated she cost the Met Police around £4,500 over a five-month period due to her abuse of the 999 system, and impacted how quickly operators could respond to genuine emergencies.

Nixon was ultimately jailed for 22 weeks, having been charged with 670 offences.

Supt Matt Cray said: “This was a superb result and testament to the hard work and dedication of the community policing team to bring Sonia Nixon to justice.

“She has been a massive drain on local and wider Met resources, consistently abusing our emergency workers with vile and racist behaviour, as well as causing a menace on the streets.

“The excellent work by officers in convicting Ms Nixon means we will be able to prevent further instances of her high volume calling and impact to the 999 service level, ensuring we can prioritise resources where they are really needed, and help restore trust and confidence in our local communities.”