“Stockton dad called 999 to claim he was on Jihad mission to ‘blow up everyone in this country,'” by Lindsey Sampson, GazetteLive, November 7, 2014:
A dad phoned 999 to claim he was on a Jihad mission to “blow up everyone in this country”, a court has heard.
Fazeel Khan, 28, appeared before Teesside Magistrates’ Court today to be sentenced for an offence relating to using a phone to cause annoyance, inconvenience or anxiety to another, which he pleaded guilty to last month.
Prosecutor Joanne Hesse told the court that on June 17 this year, Khan, of Petch Street, Stockton, made four separate phone calls to emergency services, with each call getting “progressively more aggressive and threatening”.
She said that in the calls, dad-of-one Khan swore and told the operator he was a Muslim and that his “mission was to go to another country on a Jihad mission” and that he “wanted to blow up everyone in this country”.
He then asked “So what are you going to do about it?”
John Nixon, defending Khan, said: “He made these phone calls in quick succession. No threats of any kind were made.”
He said at the time Khan was “in a very poor mental state” and that “on the day of this offence he was badly affected by some tablets he had taken.”
He added: “There is no suggestion that the 999 operator was caused anxiety or distress. As far as 999 is concerned, this was a relatively low-key event”.
Magistrates gave Khan a 12-month community order with 50 hours’ unpaid work. They also ordered him to pay £85 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.
The total of £145 is to be taken from his benefits at £5 a week….