NI: Solicitor protests abortion trial adjournment

NI: Solicitor protests abortion trial adjournment

A man on trial in Belfast for allegedly procuring drugs intended to cause an abortion has seen his trial adjourned, prompting protests from his solicitor.

BBC News reports that the man’s trial at Belfast Magistrates’ Court has been adjourned to Monday 23 January following an application from the prosecution.

However, the man’s solicitor claimed there have been unacceptable delays in proceeding the case, causing stress to his client.

The 22-year-old man is on trial alongside the 21-year-old woman for whom he is alleged to have procured the drugs. The woman is charged with taking two drugs commonly used to cause an abortion.

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