'Protocol' graffiti blitz accused have cases further adjourned

'Protocol' graffiti blitz accused have cases further adjourned

TWO men accused of an 'anti-Irish Sea Border' graffiti blitz in Larne have had their cases further adjourned at Ballymena Magistrates Court to December 2.

The defendants are Mitchell Leeburn (26), of Deerpark Road, Kilwaughter, and William Donnell (22), of Waterfall Road, Raloo, who are both charged with eight counts of criminal damage and a further count of possessing an article, namely spray paint, with intent to damage property.

All the alleged offences are linked to Larne in February this year. The charges relate to graffiti at a variety of locations including retail outlets, walls and a billboard.

Defence barrister Neil Moore told the court this week the allegations relate to "spray painting around the Larne area to do with the Protocol".

  • Main picture: Larne port.