Man in court over ‘Punish a Muslim‘ letters

David Parnham is accused of 14 offences spanning two years, including one charge of soliciting to murder.

He is also facing two charges of sending a number of racist letters promoting Punish A Muslim Day, capable of encouraging the commission of one or more of a number of offences.

The 35-year-old 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.

Muslims in London, Yorkshire and the Midlands reported receiving the letter that calls for attacks in a points-scoring system.

The note incites verbal abuse and assaults on Muslims, as well as attacks on mosques.

Parnham, of Lincoln, has appeared at Westminster Magistrates‘ Court, the Crown Prosecution Service said.

He was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on 29 June.

He was arrested on Tuesday by counter-terrorism police as part of an intelligence operation.

A residential property and office building in Lincoln city centre were searched.