The king of Jordan has personally intervened in the case of three members of the country’s Paralympics team being charged with a range of sexual offences allegedly committed near their Northern Ireland training base.
A representative of the Jordanian government told Coleraine magistrates’ court King Abdullah II had intervened in the case without specifying how.
The three men have now all been bailed.
The trio include two wheelchair-using power-lifters and one of their trainers.
The Jordanian team, one of several national groups based in the region, had been training at the Antrim Forum, 22 miles from Belfast, ahead of the Paralympic Games next week.
Police said a 23-year-old man has been charged with two counts of sexual activity with a child, one count of sexual assault against a woman and voyeurism.
A 35-year-old man has been charged with two counts of causing sexual activity with a child and a 36-year-old man with one count of sexual assault against a woman.