Man accused of harassing Mairia Cahill

Ma�ria Cahill
Ma�ria Cahill

A man is to contest allegations that he harassed Belfast woman Mairia Cahill, a court has heard.

Stephen Altimas is accused of pursuing a campaign against Ms Cahill – whose great uncle was a founder of the Provisional IRA – earlier this year.

He faces charges of harassing her and her father, as well as publishing material which was intended, or likely, to identify a person involved in any separate proceedings.

Altimas, 36, of Torrens Avenue in the city, appeared before Belfast Magistrates’ Court yesterday to confirm his attitude to the alleged offences committed in February.

Defence solicitor Niall O’Neill said his client strenuously denies all three charges.

Altimas was released on continuing bail to return to court in two weeks’ time.