An arrest has been made of a 35-year-old man from Lincoln in connection with the ‘Punish a Muslim Day’ letters which were sent across the UK earlier this year.
The letters boast about acts of violence against muslims and suggested perpetrators would earn ‘points’ for each they committed.
Officers from Counter Terrorism Policing North East, supported by Lincolnshire Police, arrested the man on Tuesday 16 June
.He has been arrested on suspicion of the following:
- 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
- Conspiring and soliciting to commit murder contrary to section 4 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861
He is being held in custody in West Yorkshire.
In a statement, a spokesperson for Counter Terrorism Policing North East 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.”