A man has been jailed for faking his own kidnap to extort money from his family.
Hussain claimed that his kidnappers were threatening to kill him and
sent pictures of himself with a bag over his head and with his hands
distraught family received text messages claiming that the 24-year-old
driver, from Sparkbrook, Birmingham, had been kidnapped on New Year's
The series of messages demanded money in order to ensure Hussain did not come to harm.
They then reported the supposed kidnapping to police and a large-scale investigation was launched by city detectives.