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Two men arrested over Hull tent attack

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Two men from the Lincoln area have been arrested in connection with an incident in which a man attacked a tent with homeless people inside.

The incident happened at Whitefriargate, Hull, in the early hours of Friday, November 30.

Police say, the men, aged 26 and 29, have been arrested on suspicion of assault and remain in custody.

Detectives say they have been overwhelmed with the response from the public after releasing CCTV footage of the incident yesterday, which shows one man attacking a tent in a shop doorway.

A second man was seen to be filming the attack and laughing, as a third man looked on.

Two homeless men who were inside the tent were unhurt.

“Firstly I would like to thank everyone who has been in touch with information about the incident following our appeal yesterday. “With your help, we have been able to quickly identify two men suspected of being involved in the incident and bring them into custody. “We’re also continuing to work with and support the victims of the assault, who have now been found more permanent accommodation. “We now want to trace the third man seen in the CCTV and would appeal for anyone who knows who he is – or the man himself – to come forward. If you can help, please call our non-emergency 101 line quoting reference 16/124920/18.

– Detective Chief Inspector Matthew Peach

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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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