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Preacher appeals for witnesses in ban appeal

Cecil Livingstone was banned from the town centre along with Harry Mulligan.

Cecil Livingstone was banned from the town centre along with Harry Mulligan.

A preacher who was banned from Portadown town centre is appealing for witnesses to the incident as part of his submission to the Ombudsman.

Harry Mulligan and his friend Cecil Livingston were preaching in Edward Street on the Saturday of Country Comes to Town, September 21, when they were approached by police and told to move on.

Said Mr Mulligan, “They told us we were committing a breach of the peace and we had two minutes to stop.”

Two days after the incident, the men lodged an appeal with the Police Ombudsman, and as part of that appeal, Mr Mulligan is seeking witnesses. He said, “I want an apology from the police. It’s a matter of our civil and religious liberty being denied.”

Mr Mulligan can be contacted on 3833 0411 between 5-7pm in the week beginning Monday, February 10, or leave a name and address on the answer machine. He said, “All details with be treated with confidentiality.”

 

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