Asylum seeker jailed for a year after trying to persuade police to shoot him by ...

Meysam Kordi, 32, (pictured) had been living in Dukinfield, Greater Manchester, when he was denied access to free healthcare which had resulted in him 'losing his teeth'

An asylum seeker who had become increasingly frustrated over a severe toothache tried to persuade police to shoot him by claiming he was wearing a suicide vest.

Meysam Kordi, 32, had been living in Dukinfield, Greater Manchester, when he was denied access to free healthcare which had resulted in him 'losing his teeth'.

It is thought he became increasingly 'frustrated about issues with the Home Office' and last month Kordi prompted a huge emergency response at his flat when he told officers he had attached explosives to himself.

Kordi was today jailed for one year over the stunt.

Kordi, who came to the UK from Iran in November 2018, made the threats on January 16 earlier this year.

Armed officers were scrambled to the scene and cordoned off the area with nearby businesses being evacuated.

Bomb disposal experts arrived at his flat and examined the bogus vest before deeming it 'non-viable'.

Kordi later told Minshull Street Crown Court that he had wanted armed police to turn up and shoot him.

Speaking at the trial, a judge said the incident caused 'real fiscal loss' and had a serious impact on the community.

Prosecutor Duncan Wilcock said Kordi made a call to police and appeared to be speaking though an interpreter.

Last month Kordi prompted a huge emergency response at his flat when he told officers he had attached explosives to himself

Last month Kordi prompted a huge emergency response at his flat when he told officers he had attached explosives to himself

He said he was 'frustrated about issues with the Home Office'.

Kordi also said he had been denied access to free healthcare, which had resulted in him 'losing his teeth'.

Mr Wilcock said: 'He told police he had made previous attempts on his own life and that he had attached explosives to himself.

'The defendant told them he wanted police to attend and for them to be armed.'

Kordi told police he did not want to hurt them but that instead he wanted them to shoot him.

The interpreter, who was with the defendant at the time, asked if there was anything police could do to help.

Kordi replied: 'Release me of this life.' 

Armed officers were scrambled to the scene and cordoned off the area with nearby businesses being evacuated. Bomb disposal experts arrived at his flat and examined the bogus vest before deeming it 'non-viable'

Armed officers were scrambled to the scene and cordoned off the area with nearby

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