An 18-year old man has been before the district court in Tralee, Co Kerry, charged with harassing the former England and Arsenal footballer Ian Wright. 

Patrick O'Brien, of Sycamore Court, Ashleigh Downs in Tralee, was arrested this morning. 

He is charged with harassing Ian Wright at a place unknown within the State on 11 May.

The charge is brought under the Non-Fatal Offences against the Person Act.

Mr O’Brien is also facing a second charge under Post Office and Communications legislation.

He is charged with sending a message by telephone that was grossly offensive, obscene and menacing. 

The case was adjourned until November when the issue of jurisdiction will be decided. 

Mr O’Brien was released on bail until then.

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