18/06/2013

Willie Frazer Arrested For Bail Breach

Prominent loyalist campaigner Willie Frazer has been arrested for breaching his bail conditions.

The 52-year-old was arrested on Monday at about 19:30 in the Portadown area.

He is expected to appear in court today.

Bail conditions were imposed following charges linked to union flag protests earlier in the year.

He is charged with encouraging offences at a unionist demonstration in January, taking part in an unnotified procession, obstruction and possession of a Taser gun.

He was bailed in March, under the condition that he refrain from going within two miles of flag demonstrations.

It is claimed Mr Frazer took part in a protest on the site of the Maze prison, opposing plans to build a peace and resolution centre.

(IT/CD)

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