Man charged over 'death threats' against Durham councillors

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image captionThe letter was sent to Durham Police Chief Constable Mike Barton at the end of February

A man has been charged over alleged death threats made against Labour county councillors in Durham.

It follows a letter sent to Durham Police Chief Constable Mike Barton in February which the force said stated "contracts" had been taken out on 57 councillors.

A 39-year-old man from Lanchester, near Durham City, has been charged with sending a malicious communication.

He has been bailed to attend Peterlee Magistrates' Court on 16 May.

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