Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Edinburgh teenager charged with Union Canal sexual assault

A teenager has appeared in court charged with a number of sexual offences, including an alleged assault on a 15-year old schoolgirl near Ratho.

The girl reported fleeing an attacker last week by jumping into the Union Canal.

Paul Campbell, who is 18 and from Edinburgh, made a brief appearance at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

No plea or declaration was made on his behalf and the case was continued. Mr Campbell was remanded in custody.

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