Belfast Telegraph

Man targeted by website Predator Hunters NI sues group

By Alan Erwin

A group set up to confront suspected sexual offenders in Northern Ireland is being sued by one of those featured on its website, it has emerged.

The man has issued High Court proceedings against the operators of Predator Hunters NI.

His case is understood to involve claims around breach of privacy and harassment.

Lawyers representing the man, who has been granted anonymity, sought an injunction to stop further publication.

During a brief hearing today it was confirmed that the defendant has given an undertaking to remove his details from the website.

Barrister Peter Girvan, for Predator Hunters NI, said it would comply with any order or ongoing police investigation.

The group is expected to defend the action on the basis that information was posted in the public interest.

No further details about the circumstances surrounding the plaintiff.

A judge listed the case for a further review next month.

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