Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Max Evans assault trial to start later this year

Scotland rugby player Max Evans is to reappear in court next month on allegations he hit a man with a glass at an Edinburgh nightclub.

The 27-year-old denies hitting Alasdair McCaig in the face with a glass in the Lulu nightclub in August 2010.

Evans, who currently plays for French side Castres, appeared at the city's sheriff court on a serious assault charge.

The former Glasgow Warriors star continued his plea of not guilty.

He denies the charge that he injured Mr McCaig by striking him with a tumbler to his severe injury, permanent disfigurement, and permanent impairment at Lulu.

Evans spoke only to confirm his name.

Both prosecution and defence teams asked for the court to set a hearing on 7 November in which they will both debate outstanding legal issues.

They anticipate he will stand trial later this year.

Evans had his bail continued after the two-minute long hearing.

The rugby player, who has been capped 24 times for Scotland, is a cousin of BBC radio 2 DJ and TV presenter Chris Evans.

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