Sunderland man Len Lowther given trial date over charge of harassing MP Julie Elliott

A trial date has been set for a man accused of harassing Sunderland Central Labour MP Julie Elliott.

Thursday, 13th February 2020, 9:00 am
Updated Friday, 14th February 2020, 4:15 pm

Leonard Lowther, of Marine Walk, Roker, Sunderland, denies harassing Ms Elliott between February 5 and October 3, 2018, via Twitter.

Appearing at Leeds Magistrates' Court earlier this week, Lowther was given unconditional bail by District Judge David Kitson.

The 65-year-old was bailed until May 19, when a two-day trial is now due to take place at the same West Yorkshire court.

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Leonard Lowther pictured outside Leeds Magistrates' Court at a previous hearing.
The case was heard at Leeds Magistrates' Court.
Labour member Julie Elliott represents the Sunderland Central constituency in parliament and was re-elected into the role in December 2019's general election.