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The case will return to court next month.  Stock pic

The case will return to court next month. Stock pic

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The case will return to court next month. Stock pic

A Co Down man charged with revenge porn and harassment has been banned from social media as part of bail terms.

David Patrick McVeigh (52) from Barcroft Park, Newry, is accused of disclosing private sexual photographs of a female, assaulting her and harassing her.

It is further alleged he threatened to destroy a door in her home.

The offences occurred over the course of three days, culminating in McVeigh's arrest on November 9.

He appeared before Armagh Magistrates Court sitting in Newry by video-link from police custody.

An officer familiar with the facts of the case said all charges could be connected to the defendant. Bail was not opposed but the officer stressed the need for a social media ban as the case allegedly involves images posted on Facebook.

Deputy District Judge Greg McCourt agreed and, setting bail at £500, further ordered McVeigh to have no contact with the complainant or come near her home.

The case will return to court next month.

Belfast Telegraph


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