AN appeal against conviction by the former owner of Darlington Football Club has been moved.

George Reynolds, of Monument Court, Neville’s Cross, Durham, was fined £600 and ordered to pay £620 costs and a £60 victim surcharge after being found guilty of harassing a councillor last September.

The 83-year-old was hoping to overturn the conviction at Teesside Crown Court today but the hearing has been moved to July 24.

Last month, he appeared before magistrates in Newton Aycliffe charged with blackmail and witness intimidation. The case is ongoing.