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Luton man sentenced for nuisance 999 calls to police

A man who made more than 100 nuisance 999 calls to Bedfordshire Police has been given a suspended jail sentence.

Mohammed Bashir, 60, of Selbourne Road, Luton, was recorded shouting, swearing and laughing at operators about a British citizenship application.

He denied four charges under the Telecommunications Act over the offences in 2008 and was convicted by town magistrates earlier this month.

The court sentenced him to a 12-week jail term, suspended for six months.

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