Belfast Telegraph

Northern Ireland man breached court order by 'liking' Facebook post

By Nevin Farrell

A man has been fined £150 for twice breaching a non-molestation order by 'liking' a Facebook photo of his former partner and trying to add her as a friend on the social media site.

Curtis Neill (21), whose address was given on the charge sheet as Grahams Place, Lisburn, but who now lives at the Lighthouse Hostel in Ballymena, pleaded guilty to two breaches of the order when he appeared at Coleraine Magistrates' Court on Friday.

A prosecutor said his ex-partner felt "harassed".

Defence barrister Michael Smyth said Neill had "accidentally" sent the friend request.

He added that his client accepted he should not have been 'liking' the woman's pictures.

District Judge Liam McNally told the defendant: "Let me emphasise again that (with) an order made by the court, it is a serious matter if you breach it."

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