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Lincoln Man Charged in Offensive and Malicious Communications Inquiry

Friday, June 15, 2018

35 year old David Parnham has today (Friday, June 15, 2018) appeared before Westminster Magistrates charged in connection with an ongoing investigation into offensive communications.

Parnham, of St Andrews Close in Lincoln, has been remanded in custody to appear at the Central Criminal Court on Friday, June 29, 2018


Thursday, June 14, 2018

Officers from Counter Terrorism Policing North East (CTP NE) have today, Thursday June 14, charged a 35 year old man from Lincoln in connection with an ongoing investigation into offensive communications.

The man was arrested on Tuesday June 12, as part of an intelligence led operation by CTP NE, supported by Lincolnshire Police. Searches took places at a residential property and an office building in the city centre.

A 35 year old man from Lincoln, has been charged with the following 14 offences:

Soliciting to murder, contrary to section 4 Offences Against the Persons Act 1861.

Sending a number of letters promoting a ‘punish a Muslim’ day, encouraging the commission of one or more of a number of offences believing that one or more of those offences will be committed and that his act will encourage the commission of one of more of them, contrary to section 46 Serious Crime Act 2007 (2 counts over varying time periods)

Sending a substance with the intention of inducing in a person a belief that it is likely to contain a noxious substance and thereby endanger human life or create a serious risk to human health, contrary to section 114 Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 ( 5 counts over varying time periods).

Sending a number of letters conveying a threat intending to cause the recipient of the letter distress or anxiety, contrary to section 1 of the Malicious Communications Act 1998 (5 counts over varying time periods).

Bomb hoax, contrary to Section 51 Criminal Law Act 1977

He will appear before Westminster Magistrates Court tomorrow, Friday June 15

A team of specialist officers from Counter Terrorism Policing North East, assisted by colleagues across the UK have been working on this investigation.

We remain grateful for the discretion and support we have had from victims as we try to minimise any further impact of any offensive communications.  Now that someone has been charged we request that people are mindful of anything they post online to avoid comprising the prosecution process in any way.

As court proceedings are now active we are unable to discuss the case further at this time.

Those affected by hate crime can rest assured that we and our partners take such investigations extremely seriously and are avidly committed to seeking justice in all circumstances.


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Officers have, this evening, Wednesday June 13, been granted a Magistrates Warrant of Further Detention. Detectives have until 06:20 hours on Friday June 15 to hold and question the man.


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Officers from Counter Terrorism Policing North East (CTP NE), supported by Lincolnshire Police, have today, Tuesday June 12, arrested a 35 year old man from South Lincoln in connection with an ongoing investigation into offensive communications.

He has been arrested on suspicion of:

Sending a hoax noxious substance under section 114(1)(a) and (3) of the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001

Sending letters/communications/articles conveying a threatening message contrary to section 1(1)(a) and (4) Malicious Communications Act 1988

and

Conspiring and soliciting to commit murder contrary to section 4 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861.

He has been taken to a police station in West Yorkshire for questioning.

Searches have taken place at a residential property in South Lincoln and an office building in the city centre.

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.

 

 

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