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Man denies exposing himself to schoolgirls

A man accused of exposing himself in front of two schoolgirls had allegedly toured the area looking for children, the High Court has heard.

Prosecutors claimed 34-year-old David Mervyn committed the offence close to a children's home in north Belfast.

He was chased by the father of one of the girls and later detained at a garage after being identified by an alleged victim.

Mervyn, of Cambrai Drive, Newtownabbey, denies a charge of exposing himself with the intention of causing alarm or distress.

The alleged incident happened at Glandore Drive on March 14.

Crown counsel Nicola Auret claimed Mervyn exposed himself to two girls aged 10 and 11.

She said one of the children recognised him driving around the area earlier that day.

Mervyn, who suffers from cystic fibrosis, has alleged that he was assaulted by a man.

The judge hearing the case ordered a full report from the relevant authorities.

Adjourning a bail application, Mr Justice Treacy noted: “He has taken himself outside his normal area and has allegedly exposed himself to very young children.”

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