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Police charge man over 'Punish a Muslim Day' letters

A man from Lincoln has been charged in connection with the investigation into the so-called 'Punish A Muslim Day' letters.

David Parnham, 35, is accused of 14 offences 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', encouraging the commission of one or more of a number of offences.

Parnham faces five further 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.

Parnham is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Friday. 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 as part of the investigation.

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Road closes to make way for bypass

Greetwell Fields Lane is to close next month, making way for Lincoln Eastern Bypass.

The road, locally known as the Bunny Run, will be permanently closed from 15 January 2018.

When complete, the new bypass will sever the local access road as new carriageway is built to connect Wragby Road roundabout to a new roundabout set to be constructed on Greetwell Road.

"Construction of the bypass is going well and is really set to ramp up early next year.

"As part of this, we'll be stopping up Greetwell Fields Lane in January, followed by Hawthorn Road later in the year. This will allow Carillion access to the area for building new carriageway between Wragby Road roundabout and Greetwell Road.

"When complete in Winter 2019, the Lincoln Eastern Bypass will ease congestion in and around Lincoln, making travel much easier for people while also supporting growth and development around the city."

– Clr Richard Davies, Lincolnshire County Council

The Lincoln Eastern Bypass project is part-funded by a £50m Central Government capital grant and aims to minimise traffic congestion, support Lincoln’s growth as a principal urban centre, and enhance the inter-city environment.

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