A constable with the West Midlands force who claimed a fellow officer was going to be kidnapped by terrorists has been jailed for seven years.
Amar Tasaddiq Hussain, 29, was involved in making a hoax 999 call which claimed an officer would be abducted by a radical Muslim with links to the so-called Islamic State.
The call led to the force putting in “unprecedented” measures to protect officers’ safety.
Hussain had denied the charges.
Judge Michael Chambers QC, at Stafford Crown Court, criticised the former officer for showing no remorse and pleading not guilty in the face of overwhelming evidence.
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