Campaign officer guilty of stalking
A CAMPAIGN officer for the Liberal Democrats has been suspended from the party, after being convicted of stalking two students.
Ryan Lytwyn grabbed one of the victims in the street and threatened to out the other as gay to his parents. The 23-yearold denied any wrongdoing but was found guilty following a trial at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.
He was handed a 12-month community payback order.
The charity worker from Trinity subjected one of his victims to three months of harassment in George Square, Pollock Halls of Residence in Holyrood Park Road and elsewhere.
A LibDem spokesman said: “He is suspended from the party pending further investigation.”
Lytwyn has said he “doesn’t accept the verdict” and will be lodging an appeal.