Last updated at 10:53 AM on 6th June 2011
A jealous wife told police her husband’s mistress was about to bomb a flight from Heathrow Airport and had helped plot the 7/7 attacks.
Salma Nasir, 42, told the lies to get back at a woman known as Camille, who she claimed was about to walk onto a flight with explosives.
Nasir, whose husband took a ‘second wife’, which is permitted under Islamic law, maliciously called police after she had found flight tickets to France for her husband and Camille.
‘Malicious’: Salma Nasir called police to claim that his husband’s ‘second wife’ was carrying a bomb into Heathrow Airport
The mother-of-four claimed she had received a string of anonymous phone calls warning her about the woman and alleging her involvement in a bomb plot on Heathrow.
Jim Davis, prosecuting, said: ‘This is in effect a lady trying to make trouble. This was a hoax.
‘Her motive would be that her husband has taken a second wife.’
District Judge Carolyn Mellanby said the mother was ‘out to cause mischief’.
She said: ‘You certainly have a motive. You’re an intelligent woman. I am at a loss to believe your story. I am sure you regret it now.
‘I don’t believe you Mrs Nasir. I am certain that day you were out to cause mischief.’
Salma Nasir, of Caddington, Bedfordshire, moved to the UK 25 years ago after marrying Dr Mohammed Nasir, an anaesthetist at Luton & Dunstable Hospital.
Armed police officers patrol the new Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport, a common sight since the 7/7 bombings on London, which Salma Nasir alleged her husband’s mistress had helped plot
Nasir who has four sons aged between nine and 22 – called police just after 10.30am on June 26 last year claiming her husband’s second wife was planning to take a bomb onto a flight from Heathrow at 9.50pm.
Luckily her call was discovered to be a hoax and no delays were made to the outgoing flight.
In her defence Nasir, who pleaded not guilty, told Bedford Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday her husband had divorced Camille.
She said: ‘All night I couldn’t sleep because I didn’t know whether to ring or not. Then I decided to ring because about 400 lives could be in danger.
‘I’m not stupid. I knew what I needed to do to save these passengers. That is my only intention.
‘They told me on the phone she was involved in the London bus bombings.
‘I love my husband. I did not think of her because she was out of my life. He had divorced her.’
But District Judge Mellanby found Nasir guilty and ordered her to pay £965 in costs and fines.
Speaking from their family home in Chaul End Village, Bedfordshire, Dr Nasir said: ‘We don’t want to comment. It’s a very personal matter.’