Post Office (Amendment) Act, 1951

Offences in connection with telephones.

13.—(1) If any person—

(a) sends any message by telephone which is grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character;

(b) sends any message by telephone which he knows to be false, for the purpose of causing annoyance, inconvenience, or needless anxiety to any other person; or

(c) persistently makes telephone calls without reasonable cause and for any such purpose as aforesaid;

he shall be liable upon summary conviction to a fine not exceeding ten pounds, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one month, or to both such fine and imprisonment.

(2) A contravention of this section shall be deemed to be an offence under the Act of 1908.