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Lawyers for a maths teacher accused of intimidation and harassment are to instruct a handwriting expert, a judge heard yesterday

Lawyers for a maths teacher accused of intimidation and harassment are to instruct a handwriting expert, a judge heard yesterday

Lawyers for a maths teacher accused of intimidation and harassment are to instruct a handwriting expert, a judge heard yesterday

Lawyers for a maths teacher accused of intimidation and harassment are to instruct a handwriting expert, a judge heard yesterday.

A lawyer for Patrick Holywood (39) told Newry Crown Court, sitting in Lisburn, the defence "need to see the evidence as soon as possible".

"There is a vast volume of evidence which the defence would need to have independently examined; including the requirement of a calligraphy expert, so we would want to see the evidence as soon as possible," said the lawyer.

Holywood, from the Upper Fathom Road in Newry, is on bail facing three charges accusing him of intimidation, harassment and causing "various victims" to fear that violence would be used against them, all alleged to have been committed between January 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018.

District Judge Amanda Brady adjourned the case until July 29 to fix a date for the preliminary enquiry.

Belfast Telegraph