Cam­paign of­fi­cer guilty of stalk­ing

The Herald - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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