Man in court over 'punish a Muslim day' letters received in South Yorkshire

Westminster Magistrates' Court
Westminster Magistrates' Court

A man is due in court today accused of sending 'punish a Muslim day' letters in South Yorkshire.

David Parnham, aged 35, from Lincoln, has been charged with terrorism-related offences after he is alleged to have sent anonymous letters calling for a day of attacks on Muslims in the UK.

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Letters are alleged to have been received in a number of areas, including South and West Yorkshire.

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Parnham was arrested on Tuesday, June 12, by officers from Counter Terrorism Policing North East, supported by Lincolnshire Police.

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He has been charged with 14 offences including soliciting to murder, a bomb hoax and sending a number of letters conveying a threat intending to cause the recipient of the letter distress or anxiety.

The suspect is due to appear before Westminster Magistrates' Court today.