Serving police office ‘sparked a security alert when he was involved in false 999 call claiming a radical Muslim with links to ISIS was planning to kidnap a colleague’
A police constable made a hoax 999 call to his own force claiming a Muslim officer was going to be kidnapped by ISIS, a court heard today.
West Midlands Police were told a man, called Irfan who ‘had just got back from Syria’ was ‘going to drive a car that evening and kidnap a police officer.’
After receiving the call on December 8 last year, the force went into ‘overdrive’ and a kidnap negotiator was put on standby.
Every officer across the force area was told to call their stations when they arrived at home safely.