A Belfast judge has criticised delays in completing files in the case of loyalist Willie Frazer, who is accused of offences linked to flag protests in Northern Ireland.
Frazer, 53, from Tandragee Road, Markethill faces six charges including one of encouraging or assisting offences by making a speech to flag protestors outside the City Hall in January.
He is also accused of three counts of taking part in un-notified public processions, obstructing traffic in a public place, and possession of a prohibited weapon, namely a Taser.
Frazer has been the subject of stringent bail conditions since March.
But on Friday at Belfast Magistrate’s Court, a prosecution lawyer revealed that a report on an examination of Frazer’s computer would not be finished until March next year.
District Judge Mr Austin Kennedy said that date was 14 months after some of the alleged offences had been committed and he added that he didn’t believe the situation was proper or satisfactory.
Frazer was not in court but his lawyer said he believed the analysis of the computer was nothing more than a ‘fishing expedition’ The case was adjourned until September 13.