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Ruth Patterson Facebook prosecution: charge withdrawn

A Belfast councillor will not be prosecuted over remarks she made on Facebook about a republican march after the charge against her was withdrawn.

Ruth Patterson from the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) was charged with sending a grossly offensive electronic communication in August.

Speaking outside court she said "I am delighted and thrilled that this case has now finally been put to bed."

  • 20 Dec 2013
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