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Ulster DJ named as alleged victim

By Sinead McCavana

DOWNTOWN Radio presenter Dougie Marshall has been named in court as one of the alleged victims of a nuisance telephone caller.

DOWNTOWN Radio presenter Dougie Marshall has been named in court as one of the alleged victims of a nuisance telephone caller.

Five other employees at the popular Newtownards-based station also claim they received harassing calls from Lurgan woman Rebecca Jane Scarlett (33).

They are Rosemary Moore, Gary Darlys, Lisa McAllister, Marie Cullen and John Cullen.

Two charges against the mother-of-one relating to the alleged harassment of DJ Lisa Flavelle were withdrawn during the hearing at Craigavon Magistrates Court on Thursday.

However, three other harassment charges, on dates between and including September 1, 2004 and July 31 this year, remain.

A solicitor for the accused produced a letter confirming that the Lurgan woman is still receiving psychiatric treatment at Craigavon Hospital.

Scarlett, of Union Street, Lurgan, allegedly tormented Downtown employees with more than 1,100 calls - some of which were of a sexually explicit nature.

It is understood she stalked a male presenter at the station who is believed to be Dougie Marshall.

At an earlier hearing the court was told she was taken into police custody after "seeking out" a radio presenter at a bar on Main Street, Newcastle, on July 15, just a few days after being granted bail.

Scarlett, who did now appear in court last week, is also charged with assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest. The case was adjourned until January.

smccavana@belfast telegraph.co.uk

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