15 November 2011
A Pimlico man, who made hoax telephone
calls to the London Ambulance Service, has been sentenced to 14
weeks in prison.
Since late April 2010, 61-year-old Ronald
Beszczynski, of Bessborough Place, SW1 made over 100 telephone
calls to the London Ambulance Service.
Pleading guilty to three counts of sending, by
means of a public electronic communications network, a message that
he knew to be false for the purpose of causing annoyance,
inconvenience or needless anxiety to another, he was sentenced at
City of Westminster Magistrates Court last week (9 November).
John O’Keefe, Patient Experiences Officer
said: “When calling the Service he was often abusive and would
shout at our call takers.
“I think the sentence he received sends a
clear message to hoax and abusive callers that this type of
behaviour will not be tolerated by the London Ambulance
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