Man charged for sending offensive email to chief who dropped Fireman Sam as mascot

A man has been charged by police investigating an allegedly offensive email sent to a fire chief after his brigade dropped Fireman Sam as a mascot.

A Lincolnshire County Council photo of their three mascots, including Fireman Sam (centre)
A Lincolnshire County Council photo of their three mascots, including Fireman Sam (centre)

Lincolnshire Police said Jeremy Flashman, 55, was charged with sending an offensive or indecent communication, relating to an email, telephone call and voicemail sent on 11 September.

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He is due to appear at Lincoln Magistrates' Court on 31 October.

It emerged last month that Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service had decided to drop Fireman Sam as a mascot amid concerns about whether the children's TV character reflected the modern fire service.