Man charged over 'death threats' against Durham councillors
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.