A POLICE officer who sparked a nationwide terror alert by making a hoax 999 call to his own force has been jailed for seven years.
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.
It’s quite clear you abused your knowledge of the 999 system and police procedures for your own ends
The judge told Hussain – who was suspended on full pay after his arrest and faces dismissal at a hearing next month – that he had caused “chaos and anxiety” to his colleagues and “enormous” difficulties for his force.
“It is also clear you were prepared to say any lie to avoid your guilt despite what was overwhelming evidence.”