A MAN has appeared before Blackburn magistrates charged with harassing Bolton South East MP Yasmin Qureshi.

Tyrone Gallagher, 48, of Gregson Field, Bolton, is charged that between 13 December 2017 and 14 January 2018 he pursued a course of conduct which amounted to the harassment of Yasmin Qureshi which he knew or ought to have known amounted to the harassment of her in that he posted an abusive message on Facebook and left a number of abusive voicemails on her constituency office telephone.

Gallagher pleaded not guilty to harassment without violence and was remanded on bail to stand trial on September 5.