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Man in court over abduction and rape in Dunfermline

Police officer at scene
Image caption The attack is believed to have happened in the Kingseat Road area of Halbeath

A man has appeared in court in connection with the abduction and rape of a 15-year-old girl in Dunfermline.

Mark Armstrong, 26, who is from the Fife town, appeared in private at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He is accused of one charge of abduction and rape, three of assault and robbery and one of drug possession.

Mr Armstrong made no plea or declaration and the case was continued. He was remanded in custody until next week.

The alleged rape was said to have happened in the Kingseat Road area of Halbeath between 18:00 and 20:00 last Thursday.

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