Feeds

Man fined for rude SMS

No, you're not allowed to call someone a baldy pervert

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

A Scottish man was convicted yesterday of sending obscene text messages on his mobile phone. The court heard how Callum Boyce, a farm worker, sent four foul messages inside half an hour to Peter Buller, a man he accuses of wrecking his marriage.

Boyce was convicted under the 1984 Telecommunication Act, which prohibits obscene messages on mobile phones. But how this very personal dispute ended up in court is beyond us.

It turns out that Boyce and Buller had been good friends but Boyce came home one day to find Buller alone with his wife. She then said Buller had been aggravating her and had said that they should have sex, according to solicitor Rosie Scott.

This did not go down too well with her husband who said that this provoked him and that the messages were by way of retaliation.

Scott elaborated: "Mrs Boyce was clearly upset and her husband decided he had had enough of Mr Buller. He did not realise it would go this far."

Boyce admitted repeatedly sending grossly offensive messages contrary to the 1984 Telecommunications Act and was fined £100.

In one message, Boyce asked Bullen if he was still paying for sex and in another, he said: "Baldy pervert you have wrecked our marriage so I am going to break you neck."

It's all a bit Jerry Springer for us. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Ellison: Sparc M7 is Oracle's most important silicon EVER
'Acceleration engines' key to performance, security, Larry says
Oracle SHELLSHOCKER - data titan lists unpatchables
Database kingpin lists 32 products that can't be patched (yet) as GNU fixes second vuln
Ello? ello? ello?: Facebook challenger in DDoS KNOCKOUT
Gets back up again after half an hour though
Hey, what's a STORAGE company doing working on Internet-of-Cars?
Boo - it's not a terabyte car, it's just predictive maintenance and that
Troll hunter Rackspace turns Rotatable's bizarro patent to stone
News of the Weird: Screen-rotating technology declared unpatentable
prev story

Whitepapers

A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.