Hoax 999 call which prompted armed response |
A hoax call was made to West Midlands Police about a car containing a firearm. The call was made from the mobile phone of the suspect, Mr Sadiq. Dr Rhodes was instructed to compare the voice of Mr Sadiq with the hoax caller. By making a reference recording of Mr Sadiq’s voice over the telephone, we were able to show very significant differences between the two voices, to the extent that the possibility of Mr Sadiq being the caller could effectively be ruled out. The Judge Magistrate in the case acknowledged that without the voice evidence, Mr Sadiq would have been (wrongly) convicted of the offence.
August 2015; Birmingham Magistrates Court, UK
Instructed by the Defence; Dr Rhodes provided a report and gave evidence in court