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Police continue to question man arrested over threatening 'Punish a Muslim Day' letters

The letters that were being circulated Credit: ITV News

Counter-terrorism police investigating so-called 'Punish A Muslim Day' letters have been given more time to question a man arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.

The 35-year-old from south Lincoln is in custody in West Yorkshire following his arrest on Tuesday.

Lincolnshire Police said the man had been arrested on suspicion of sending a hoax noxious substance, sending threatening letters and conspiracy to commit murder.

Detectives have until 6.20am on Friday to question the arrested man.

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

It follows a number of reports of hate mail being received in March.

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."