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Harassment case against Howell house owner pulled

A Queen's University academic who lives in the luxury former home of double murderer Colin Howell and was accused of harassing his neighbour has had the charge withdrawn.

Dr Andrew Biggart (52), of Glebe Road, Castlerock, had faced one charge of harassing bar boss Willie Gregg on dates between March 9 and March 17 this year.

But yesterday at Coleraine Magistrates Court a prosecutor said the charge was being withdrawn.

No further details were given to the court.

Dr Biggart bought Howell's old home last year after it was put on the market for £300,000.

Howell moved to the Glebe Road property - which has four reception rooms and four bedrooms, a paddock and its own lake - long after he murdered first wife Lesley and Trevor Buchanan.

Mr Buchanan was the policeman husband of Howell's mistress Hazel Stewart.

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Both Howell and Stewart are now serving life sentences for the murders.

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