Hoax Police Calls

A policeman has been jailed for seven years after a claim that terrorists were going to kidnap a fellow officer.

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PC Amar Tasaddiq Hussain.

Amar Tasadiq Hussain made a hoax 999 call in which he claimed a West Midlands office would be kidnapped by a radical Muslim with relations to the supposed Islamic State.

The 29-year-old made this false call because of a personal grudge, as perceived by Stafford Crown Court.

West Midlands Police said: “the call sparked an unprecedented police response and subsequent investigation which led to a suspect being arrested within 24 hours by counter-terrorism detectives.

“The call came at a time when the national terrorism threat level was severe.”

As a consequence of this call, all officers were required to call in to report they had got home safely.

The former office, from Yardley in Birmingham was heavily criticised by Judge Michel Chambers QC for displaying no remorse and pleading not guilty even though he was faced with overwhelming evidence.

He is now facing seven years in prison alongside two additional Birmingham men who were also implicated in the same charges of debauching the course of justice, jobless Adil Bashir, 26, and 31-year-old tutor Muhammed Ali Sheikh, both sentenced for three years in prison.

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