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 Friday, 17 January, 2003, 15:32 GMT
Town councillors appear in court
Barnstaple Magistrates Court
The councillors appeared before Barnstaple magistrates
Two north Devon town councillors pleaded not guilty on Friday to harassing fellow members of the authority.

Brian Cotton, 64, and Tony Cooper, 42, both members of Ilfracombe Town Council, were alleged to have used terms of verbal abuse.

They were also alleged to have distributed a broadsheet containing words of an offensive nature.

Mr Cotton and Mr Cooper, who both live in Ilfracombe, appeared before Barnstaple magistrates.

Bail renewed

They were charged with a joint offence of harassment, under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, alleged to have taken place between February 1 last year and January 4 this year.

Their bail was renewed, and they will appear for a pre-trial review before magistrates in Exeter at a date to be fixed.


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