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EXCLUSIVE: Organised crime YouTuber charged with harassment of Merseyside businessman


A YOUTUBER who discusses organised crime has been charged with harassment in connection with a podcast and tweets allegedly about a Merseyside security boss.

Paul Hendry, 59, from Pevensey Bay, East Sussex, who goes by the online name Art Hostage, has been summonsed to court to face one count of harassment.

The vlogger often focusses on the Liverpool gangland scene and has been known to name alleged suspects for unsolved murders, including Thomas Cashman, who shot dead Olivia Pratt-Korbel, aged nine, within days of her murder.

It is alleged that on November 8 last year he pursued from his home a course of conduct, which amounted to the harassment of the businessman, and which he knew or ought to have known amounted to the harassment of him.

The alleged circumstances are that he "made a YouTube video and sent tweets about him."

The citizen journalist was arrested the same month and charged by postal requisition this month following an investigation by Merseyside Police.

It is understood Hendry will deny the charges.

He is due to appear in the magistrates' court for an initial hearing.

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