Officers from Counter Terrorism Policing North East (CTP NE) have today, Thursday June 14, charged a 35 year old man from Lincoln in connection with an ongoing investigation into offensive communications.
The man was arrested on Tuesday June 12, as part of an intelligence led operation by CTP NE, supported by Lincolnshire Police. Searches took places at a residential property and an office building in the city centre.
A 35 year old man from Lincoln, has been charged with the following 14 offences:
- Soliciting to murder, contrary to section 4 Offences Against the Persons Act 1861.
- Sending a number of letters promoting a ‘punish a Muslim’ day, encouraging the commission of one or more of a number of offences believing that one or more of those offences will be committed and that his act will encourage the commission of one of more of them, contrary to section 46 Serious Crime Act 2007 (2 counts over varying time periods)
- Sending a substance with the intention of inducing in a person a belief that it is likely to contain a noxious substance and thereby endanger human life or create a serious risk to human health, contrary to section 114 Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 (5 counts over varying time periods).
- Sending a number of letters conveying a threat intending to cause the recipient of the letter distress or anxiety, contrary to section 1 of the Malicious Communications Act 1998 (5 counts over varying time periods).
- Bomb hoax, contrary to Section 51 Criminal Law Act 1977
He will appear before Westminster Magistrates Court Friday June 15
A team of specialist officers from Counter Terrorism Policing North East, assisted by colleagues across the UK have been working on this investigation.