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Carlisle man denies harassment charge

Carlisle Magistrates Court

A Carlisle man appeared from custody at a special sitting of Carlisle Magistrates Court on Saturday October 3rd.

James Brennan, 26, of Woodside North, Upperby faced two charges of racially/religiously aggravated harassment of a female between September 5th and 9th and harassment without violence.

He denied both allegations and was remanded in custody.

Brennan appeared at North and West Cumbria Magistrates Court today by a video-link from custody.

The allegations are that he sent the victim numerous unwanted messages in which he refers to her using derogatory terms and showing hostility to a racial group, allegedly Scottish people.

He is also accused that he pursued a course of conduct which amounted to harassment of the same female by sending her a number of unwanted harassing messages over a period of time.

The court was told the allegations involve Brennan using Snap-Chat and sending messages through Facebook to the victim, he denied both allegations.

Magistrates today remanded Brennan back into custody, and he will appear for his trial on November 12.