Muslim policeman who made a hoax 999 call to tell his own West Midlands force there was a ISIS attack imminent is jailed for seven years

PC Amar Tasaddiq HussainA police officer who sparked a nationwide terror alert by making a hoax 999 call to his own force in which he warned of an imminent ISIS attack has been jailed for seven years.

PC Amar Tasaddiq Hussain sent West Midlands Police into ‘overdrive’ after phoning through an anonymous warning that a terrorist with links to Syria was planning to kidnap a Muslim policeman.

Jailing Hussain at Stafford Crown Court, Judge Michael Chambers QC criticised the 29-year-old officer for showing no remorse and pleading not guilty in the face of overwhelming evidence.