Editor of Coventry Telegraph leaves his job following suspension over Twitter use

The editor of an English regional newspaper, The Coventry Telegraph, suspended last month over his use of Twitter, has now left the company.

Darren Parkin, editor of the Coventry Telegraph since 2009, is no longer working for the company after an investigation was carried out, reports Hold the Front Page.

Parkin's departure, after he was escorted from the newspaper's offices and suspended on full pay over concerns around his use of Twitter, has been confirmed by Trinity Mirror.

Parkin has not tweeted from his @CovTelEd account on Twitter since 6 June.

Read solicitor Stephen Robinson's explanation of why a person's use of Facebook or Twitter could cost them their job.