Police officer caused major terror alert after ringing colleagues with a coded ‘bomb threat’ for a joke

Daily Mail:

  • PC Hatef Nezami said bomb was on Condor ferry based in Poole, Dorset
  • Boat was already sailing to Channel Islands packed with people
  • Mr Nezami believed to have tried to call back and reveal ‘joke’ but took half an hour due to busy lines
  • It is understood that Mr Nezami has not faced criminal or disciplinary proceedings for incident
  • Patrick Mercer, chairman of Terrorism sub-committee: ‘I feel that the Home Secretary should step in and look at this’

By Exclusive By Ryan Kisiel

PUBLISHED: 11:07 GMT, 25 July 2012 | UPDATED: 13:03 GMT, 25 July 2012

Threat: PC Hatef Nezami, 48, rang colleagues at the police Special Branch office with a coded message that a device was placed in a busy portThreat: PC Hatef Nezami, 48, rang colleagues at the police Special Branch office with a coded message that a device was placed in a busy port

A police officer caused a major terrorism alert after ringing a busy port with a hoax bomb threat.

PC Hatef Nezami, 48, rang colleagues at the police Special Branch office with a coded message that a device was placed in a busy port.

Specialist terrorism staff were so concerned by the call’s authentic nature that they started preparing for a full terrorist attack.

The constable, who has completed a regional Special Branch terrorism course, said that a bomb was on a Condor ferry based in Poole, Dorset.

However at the time of his call, the ferry was actually sailing across the English Channel packed full of people travelling to the Channel Islands.

Mr Nezami is believed to have tried to call back to reveal his ‘joke’ call but was unable to do so for half an hour as staff were engaged on all the available phone lines alerting authorities.

Remarkably, the Daily Mail understands that Mr Nezami, who has worked as a detective, has not faced criminal or disciplinary proceedings and was simply placed on uniform patrol at another station.

The maximum penalty for making a hoax bomb threat is a prison sentence of seven years.

Mr Nezami was seen leaving his three-bedroom townhouse in Bournemouth in police uniform before travelling to a local police station on two days last week.

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9 Replies to “Police officer caused major terror alert after ringing colleagues with a coded ‘bomb threat’ for a joke”

  1. A “joke”??? That’s not the joke, it’s that the police force would sweep this kind of thing under the rug.

    Maybe I’m just old-fashioned but I believe in law and order.

  2. In just one para there are so many alerts, it is hard why the idiots in high office cannot see them.

    1. PC Hatef Nezami – he must be celebrating Ramadan at the moment.

    2. He was chosen for an anti-terrorism course. Wonderful, now he knows the procedures.

    3. He says he made the bomb threat as a joke.

    This, coming from police officer is carrying credulity to new depths. Everyone but everyone but the insane, know that making a bomb threat is a very serious matter. Yet this policeman, who BTW has attended a terrorism course, makers a bomb threat.

    He then waits and makes several more telephone calls to the police. He says he wanted to tell them it was a joke. This is not credible.

    Question – Any reason people can think off why he made a bomb threat?

    So far he not been charged. Why?

    Maybe the police have not charged him because of the ongoing Olympics.

  3. The purpose of terrorism is not the killing but to cause terror. Hoaxes like this are terrorism just as much as lethal events are. This was a full on act of terrorism. Both to cause an increase in fear surrounding the concept of Islam in Briton and to be a “crying wolf” event that might contribute to laxity in dealing with future threats to the Olympic games.

    Police officers DO NOT EVER call in fake bomb threats for fun. This man IS a terrorist. There is no way that terrorism experts in England don’t think he acted in conjunction with islamic extremists. Weather he did it under orders or was acting independantly is irrelevant – he’s still a terrorist and still commited an act of terrorism.

    Keeping him on the force is a direct threat to the lives of Britons. Not packing this filth off to Uzbekistan immediately to find out who told him to do this puts the lives of the millions of Olympic events attendees in jeapordy.

    The least those pansies should have done is summarily fired him. I don’t understand why he isn’t in prison.

  4. Let is see what can be achieved with a hoax

    1. He now knows that phone lines are clogged, so citizens are not able to contact the police on any other matter, or the terror act in progress

    2. He now knows the response that the security services actually made. That is the difference between theory and reality

    3. He now knows the response times.

  5. All of you have made valid points, especially dp in his last post, all indications are that this is a trial run on some purposed terror attack during the games, he now knows the response time so the secondary explosives can be timed to cripple and kill the first responders.

    The only reason for no arresting him is to keep him under surveillance to see who he contacts and who contacts him, which will probably be no one if the threat itself was the terror attack or if it was a dry run.

  6. Richard

    If this cop is not insane, and that is the only valid reason for his “joke” bomb threat, then he is fully aware that he will be watched. His telephone, mobile, and IP will be monitored. As you point out, no one will contact him directly. That leaves a drop off at the local mosque, using a third party. Or, the “joke” threat itself is the act of terror – to cause maximum disruption, without incurring too great a penalty.

  7. Don’t forget the brush pass to hand over info, and it could be all of the above. Personally I doubt he is insane, he has successfully carried out a terror attack and is probably involved in the early stages of another.

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