The editor of the Coventry Telegraph has now left the company following his suspension last month over his use of Twitter.
HTFP reported last month that the editor had been escorted from the newspaper’s offices and suspended on full pay after staff raised concerns over his use of Twitter.
Staff at the paper have now been told that Mr Parkin has left the company and it is understood the process has begun to find his replacement.
It reports that the claims against him are understood to relate to comments made to his followers on the social media site over a number of weeks.
Mr Parkin, 38, has not tweeted from his @CovTelEd Twitter account since 6 June.
He became the youngest newspaper editor in the country at the age of 24 when he took the helm at the Wolverhampton News.