Ex-independent South Tyneside councillor John Robertson to stand trial accused of harassment against Labour councillor Geraldine Kilgour

A former South Tyneside councillor faces trial accused of harassment against a serving council member.

Friday, 19th November 2021, 6:39 pm
Former Independent councillor John Robertson outside South Tyneside Magistrates' Court.

John Robertson, 55, is accused of embarking on unlawful conduct against Fellgate Labour councillor Geraldine Kilgour.

Robertson, of Witton Road, Hebburn, denied a charge of harassment without violence at a hearing before borough magistrates.

Robertson will be tried over an expected two days at Newcastle Magistrates’ Court on Monday, May 16, and Tuesday, May 17.

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John Robertson is accused of harassment against Councillor Geraldine Kilgour.

His alleged harassment of Coun Kilgour happened between January 1 and April 19 in Jarrow.

Robertson was elected as an independent councillor to the three-strong Fellgate ward in 2019, serving alongside Cllr Kilgour and a second Labour member.

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