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Former DUP Leader faces historical sex charges at Newry Court
Coleman Legal LLP
April 30, 2024
Jeffrey Donaldson, former leader of the DUP, appeared at Newry Magistrates’ Court to respond to charges of historical sexual offences, while a 58-year-old woman faces related charges.

Former DUP Leader faces historical sexual offence charges

Jeffrey Donaldson, former DUP leader, has appeared at Newry Magistrates’ Court to respond to charges of historical sexual offences.

The 61-year-old was taken into custody and formally charged at the end of March following accusations of past sexual misconduct.

Additionally, a 58-year-old woman faces charges of aiding and abetting further offences related to the same investigation.

Donaldson was suspended from the DUP pending the result of his trial after he stepped down as leader.

In a communication with party members, he declared his intention to fight all the accusations against him vigorously.

Gavin Robinson, the MP for East Belfast and the deputy leader, has been named acting leader of the party. Despite the charges, Donaldson continues serving as Lagan Valley’s MP.

Donaldson was accompanied by his lawyer on his arrival at the court and remained silent despite the large group of media gathered outside. Police worked to maintain clear access to the court for the politician.

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