Northern Ireland

Man in court over Gregory Campbell MP Facebook posts

A man has appeared at Londonderry Magistrates Court charged with posting a grossly offensive, menacing, indecent or obscene message on Facebook.

The charge relates to comments posted on the social networking website about DUP MP Gregory Campbell and his reaction to the Saville Report in June 2010.

Darryl O'Donnell, 31, from Belevedere Park, Foyle Springs, denies the charge.

The case was adjourned until 16 February.

Meanwhile, about 12 supporters of the defendant were in the courtroom for the brief hearing after which some of them attached leaflets to the railings outside of the court building.