Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Man on trial over Edinburgh car park rape

A man has gone on trial accused of grabbing a woman on a busy Edinburgh street before raping her in a car park.

Jules Paterson, 22, is accused of targeting the woman on the capital's Leith Walk.

It is alleged he grabbed the woman and made her walk along Leith Walk and Pilrig Street, then pulling her into a lane and then a car park.

Mr Paterson, of Whitburn, West Lothian, denies raping the woman in an attack on 10 and 11 October 2009.

The trial, at the High Court in Dundee, continues.