Court hears 'harassment' of female 'aggravated by hostility'

Court hears 'harassment' of female 'aggravated by hostility'

A PORTAVOGIE man has pleaded guilty to a charge of harassment of a female between October 27 and November 4 last year in what Newtownards Magistrates Court heard was a case "aggravated by hostility".

William Henry Robb (56), of New Road, had, in relation to November 6 last year, also been charged with 'persistent' use of a public communications network 'for the purpose of causing annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety'.

A defence lawyer said he had spoken to a prosecutor about the 'communications' charge being withdrawn.

Full details of the case were not outlined to the court.

However, a defence lawyer said: "This is aggravated by hostility".

He said a pre-sentence report would be needed and the case was adjourned to April 5.

District Judge Mark Hamill said confirmation about the 'communications' charge being withdrawn could be obtained from the Public Prosecution Service on April 5.

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