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Portadown man breached restraining order by posting video of female on Facebook

His defence said: 'We are inevitably going to need a presentence report. He is in breach of two suspended sentenced by virtue of the plea'

A Portadown man who has admitted to breaching a restraining order by posting a video of a female on Facebook must wait until next month to learn his fate.

The 35-year-old’s barrister told court that by virtue of his admission he is in breach of two live suspended prison sentences.

Christopher Simpson, of Glanroy Avenue, pleaded guilty to breaching a restraining order at Armagh Magistrates’, Court, sitting at Newry, on Tuesday.

None of the facts were outlined, but the particulars outlined that on July 1 the defendant posted a video on Facebook concerning a female and made threats to the same individual in breach of a restraining order.

After indicating the plea, defendant barrister Aaron Thompson stated: “We are inevitably going to need a presentence report. He is in breach of two suspended sentenced by virtue of the plea.”

Deputy District Judge Philip Mateer subsequently adjourned the case until May 11 for sentencing

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