‘Terror alert’ cop faces jail
A POLICEMAN who sparked a major terror alert by making a hoax 999 call to his own force has been warned to expect a “substantial” prison term.
PC Amar Tasaddiq Hussain, 29, was found guilty by a jury of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.
A three-week trial at Stafford Crown Court was told PC Hussain’s actions prompted West Midlands Police to take security measures to combat a supposed plot to kidnap a Muslim officer.
The trial also ended with the conviction of two men from Birmingham – Adil Bashir, 26, and Muhammad Ali Sheikh, 31 – on the same charges.
Adjourning sentence until later this month, Judge Michael Chambers QC, told all three defendants: “Substantial sentences of imprisonment are inevitable.”