Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Man in court over attempted rape in Edinburgh

A man has appeared in court charged with the attempted rape of a 16-year-old girl in Edinburgh.

Kevin Mathers appeared before the city's sheriff court in connection with an attack on the girl in the Crewe Toll area on Wednesday.

The 22-year-old from Leith also appeared on two charges of sexually aggravated breach of the peace. He made no plea or declaration.

Mr Mathers was remanded in custody after Sheriff Frank Crowe refused bail.

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