Eddie Kerr: Former Seeds charity director guilty of seven charges

A former charity director of Seeds has been found guilty of seven charges relating to double funding applications he made to two public bodies.

Eddie Kerr, 61, from Ashfield Terrace, in the Rosemount area of Londonderry, made the applications to the Office of the First and Deputy First Ministers and Derry City Council.

The 61-year-old faced a total of 15 charges.

He denies all the charges.

They were linked to alleged submissions of duplicate and fraudulent grant aid applications to the Office of the First and Deputy First Ministers and to Derry City Council between September 2009 and March 2011.

The Seeds charity was set up in the city to help ethnic minorities integrate with the local community.

Mr Kerr was found not guilty of three of the charges. The jury were unable to reach a verdict on the remaining five charges.

The jurors will continue their deliberations on the remaining charges on Thursday.