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Last Updated: Tuesday, 21 September, 2004, 13:16 GMT 14:16 UK
Man accused of harassing comic
Comedian Bobby Ball
Ball's son-in-law denies putting the comic in fear of violence
The son-in-law of comedian Bobby Ball is to face trial accused of harassing the comedian.

Kenneth O'Sullivan, 36, from Greater Manchester, denied two offences under harassment protection legislation, before Blackpool magistrates.

Mr O'Sullivan, of Starring Road, Littleborough, Rochdale, was bailed and told he cannot enter comedian Ball's home town of St Annes, Lancashire.

The defendant is due to appear at Preston Crown Court on 1 November.

He has pleaded not guilty to putting Ball - real name Robert Harper - in fear of violence.

Mr O'Sullivan also denied a second count of the offence against Mr Ball's wife.

He has also pleaded not guilty to a charge of dangerous driving.


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