London Ambulance Service welcomes sentence for hoax caller
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 Service.”
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