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Offensive bomb message accused yet to enter plea

By Alan Erwin

A teenager accused of posting a grossly offensive message about the Manchester bombing on social media must confirm in three weeks if he is contesting the charge, a judge has directed.

Kevin O'Neill appeared back before Belfast Magistrate's Court over comments he allegedly made online in the wake of the atrocity.

The 19-year-old, from Cliftonville Road in the city, is charged with improper use of a public electronic communications network.

District Judge Mark Hamill agreed to a three-week adjournment. Releasing O'Neill on continuing bail, Mr Hamill indicated he will be expected to enter a plea at that stage.

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