Lincoln man charged over the 'Punish a Muslim Day' letter threats
By: Barfi Culture Team
Published: 14th June 2018

Police have arrested and charged a 35-year-old man from Lincoln on suspicion of sending out threatening 'Punish a Muslim Day' letters earlier this year.

David Parnham, 35, from Lincoln, has been charged by counter-terrorism officers and will appear in court tomorrow (Friday), the BBC reported.

He is accused of 14 offences including one count of soliciting to murder. He is also charged with two counts of sending a number of racist letters promoting a 'Punish A Muslim Day'.

The anonymous letters were sent in February and March to British Muslims all over the country, calling for a national day of violence against them. They were sent to at least five Muslim MPs too.

Earlier this week police also searched a property in south Lincoln and an office building in the city centre.

A police spokesman said: "We understand that people may be concerned following this activity.

"However, we would like to reassure communities that this activity is a result of an ongoing, intelligence led investigation and was not in response to an immediate threat."

This story has been updated with the name and charge of the suspect in question.

Article published on 14th June 2018 in the Crime section

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