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Northern Ireland man charged with voyeurism - KFC assisting police investigation

By Nevin Farrell

Fast food giants KFC say they are "assisting police with an ongoing investigation" after a Northern Ireland man appeared in court charged with voyeurism.

Richard Cooper, from Coleraine, is charged with, for the purpose of sexual gratification, recording another person doing a private act.

He is also accused of making and possessing an indecent photograph of a child.

He has been ordered to have no contact "with staff from KFC" as part of his bail conditions.

The 24-year-old man, of Glebe Avenue in Coleraine, is alleged to have committed the offences between New Year's Day and January 30 2017.

He faces three charges including voyeurism; making an indecent photograph or pseudo photograph of a child and possession of such a photograph.

He appeared at Coleraine Magistrates Court on Monday via video link from Maghaberry Prison where he was on remand in connection with the charges.

The accused has yet to indicate his plea.

No other details about the alleged incidents were given to the court but a defence solicitor said bail, with conditions, was agreed by prosecutors.

A prosecutor handed a list of bail conditions to District Judge Liam McNally.

The judge freed the accused on his own bail of £500 to reside at an address agreed by police which was not publicly stated in court.

He is banned from having any mobile device and is not to enter the Coleraine area accept for court appearances.

The case has been adjourned until late April.

A KFC spokesman said on Wednesday: "We are assisting the police with an ongoing investigation, so cannot comment any further at this stage".

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