Northern Ireland

DUP councillor facing sexual assault charge

Image caption Cllr Ian Sevenson is a former mayor of Ballymoney

A DUP councillor has been suspended "pending the outcome of a court case," the party has confirmed.

It is understood that Ian Stevenson, from Ballymoney in County Antrim is facing a charge of sexual assault.

A DUP Spokesman said "Cllr Stevenson's membership has been suspended pending the outcome of a court case".