Man appears in court charged over 'Punish A Muslim Day' letters

A man has appeared in court accused of sending a number of the so-called "Punish A Muslim Day" letters.

Friday, 29th June 2018, 2:32 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th July 2018, 6:15 pm
The Old Bailey, where the case is being heard

David Parnham, 35, is accused of a total of 14 offences spanning two years, including one count of soliciting to murder.

He is also charged with two counts of sending a number of letters promoting a "Punish A Muslim Day", capable of encouraging the commission of one or more of a number of offences.

Parnham further faces five counts of sending a substance with the intention of inducing in a person a belief that it is likely to contain a noxious substance, five counts of sending a number of letters conveying a threat and one count of making a bomb hoax.

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Parnham, of St Andrew's Close in Lincoln, appeared at the Old Bailey on Friday, via videolink from HMP Wandsworth.

He was remanded in custody to appear at the same court on October 5.

Wearing a burgundy t-shirt with a long-sleeved grey top underneath it, Parnham sat in silence with his hands in his lap during the hearing.