‘Ter­ror alert’ cop faces jail

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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.”

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