PC 'sparked bogus IS kidnap alert'
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West Midlands PC 'sparked bogus IS kidnap alert'

A police officer was involved in a hoax 999 call claiming a colleague would be kidnapped by a radical Muslim with links to so-called Islamic State, a court has heard.

PC Amar Tasaddiq Hussain, 29, is one of three men accused of conspiring to make a bogus call to West Midlands Police.

The court was played the call in which a man can be heard saying: "I have been asked to drive the car which they are going to kidnap the police officer in and put him in the back, I have been told to drive off because I am a very good driver."

The police officer denies two counts of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

Adil Bashir, 26, and Muhammad Ali Sheikh, 31, have also denied the charges at Stafford Crown Court.

  • 06 Apr 2016