Northern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster has told a court that unfounded allegations of an extramarital affair with a close protection officer, tweeted by a celebrity doctor, have been “very distressing” for her and her family.

The allegations were shared on Twitter by Dr Christian Jessen.

The DUP leader was giving evidence in person during a libel hearing at the High Court in Belfast., pub-9941771842583948, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0