Monika Osinska, 33, pictured leaving Manchester Magistrates Court hounded 999 call handlers with nuisance calls and branded them ‘English idiots’
An EU migrant hounded 999 call handlers with nuisance calls and branded them ‘English idiots’ after she claimed emergency services and the NHS were to blame for the death of her baby.
Monika Osinska, 33, rang the emergency line over 100 times in the space of two weeks to abuse the operators when her young son died from sudden death syndrome.
During the calls, Osinska, from West Gorton, Manchester would scream down the phone saying: ‘Stupid English lady, why did my son die?’ and told another handler: ‘you stupid English bitch’.
She was also recorded saying ‘English idiots, think you’re important, f*ck your God’ and eventually her number was blocked due to the sheer volume of calls.
Police tracked her down and gave her a warning but Osinka originally from the town of Lesna in South West Poland, persisted with the calls and became increasingly abusive and she was later charged.
It emerged Osinska had recently lost her baby due to sudden death syndrome, and it is thought she blamed the NHS for their handling of her case. The police had taken the baby boy’s body away, as well as his cot, before giving Osinska time to mourn his death.
She claimed that she first turned to alcohol when he died, and couldn’t remember making the calls to the police. The total cost of the nuisnace calls to the emergency services was calculated at just over £400.
Osinska, from West Gorton, Manchester was sentenced her to six weeks imprisonment suspended for a year and was recommended to undertake the Women’s Problem Solving Programme offered by probation
At Manchester magistrates court, Osinska originally pleaded not guilty to one charge of persistently making use of public communication network to cause annoyance/inconvenience/anxiety, but changed her plea to guilty.
She was sentenced her to six weeks imprisonment suspended for a year and was recommended to undertake the Women’s Problem Solving Programme offered by probation.
Prosecuting Miss Tess Kenyon said: ‘This defendant was making numerous phone calls to the 999 network. A number of them were abusive and some were racially abusive.
‘There is a background to this offending. In June last year her baby died of sudden death syndrome. She was contacted by the police who then came to her address, took her baby away and the cot.
‘She wasn’t there to mourn that baby and turned to drink, subsequently. She blames the emergency services and made numerous calls to them. She was cautioned by the police on January 22 for the accusations that had been made.
‘She continued making those calls after that date despite the caution. Some occasions numerous calls were made per day. On some occasions she made reference to the son she lost.
‘She repeatedly asked the call handler ‘why did my son die?’ On some occasion she called the call handler a ‘stupid English lady’ or a ‘stupid English bitch’. On another occasion she said ‘English idiots, think you’re important, fuck your God!’
‘She was offered numbers for family bereavement counsellors by police officers. She never tried to work with the services offered to assist her.
It emerged Osinska had recently lost her baby due to sudden death syndrome, and it is thought she blamed the NHS for their handling of her case
‘An officer attended a local Polish church to see if any support was available to her. The officer also states that at one point she asked if they could pay for her to return to Poland so that she could receive support from her family.
‘Miss Osinska was increasingly abusive to call handlers. She was known to shout and scream at them, and at one occasion they had to block her number.
‘Since January 22 she made 108 calls which costed a total of £410. The investigating officer stated that he believed she blamed the NHS for the death of her son. This was apparent in the majority of the calls she made.
‘In her police interview she said she cannot remember making these calls as she was drunk at the time.’
Representing herself Osinka told the hearing: ‘It wasn’t like that, I didn’t keep calling them, I don’t know how many times I called them.
‘They made me feel humiliated, they told me I have drinking problem but I don’t. I was upset about my baby’s death. They were trying to humiliate me.
‘The police wouldn’t listen to me. I am very sorry about making the phone calls, I won’t do it again.
‘I started drinking at first when my baby died and I had a breakdown. I accept I made those calls. I can’t remember how many I made, I’m just sorry for making them.’
JPs also attached a 12 month community order to Osinka’s suspended sentence and ordered her to pay £115 costs.