Glasgow & West Scotland

Ryan Lafferty, 23, to stand trial over Glasgow rape

Lilybank Gardens
Image caption The teenager was attacked in Lilybank Gardens in the city's west end

A man is to stand trial charged with a raping a woman in Glasgow's west end.

Ryan Lafferty is accused of attacking the 19-year-old in Lilybank Gardens, near Ashton Lane, on 19 May last year.

The 23-year-old also faces separate charges that he sexually assaulted another woman, assaulted a third woman and threatened to stab a man.

Mr Lafferty, of the city's Millerston area, pleaded not guilty to the charges during a preliminary hearing at the High Court in Glasgow.

Judge Lord Uist set a trial for June this year.

'Screamed and refused'

The rape allegation includes claims the woman was approached from behind, pushed to the ground and dragged to a flight of steps.

It is also said the teenager was repeatedly punched when she "screamed and refused".

Mr Lafferty faces a further charge that he sexually assaulted a second woman at Glasgow University's Queen Margaret Union.

He is also accused of kicking a third female at the student union.

Mr Lafferty faces another allegation that he threatened to stab Callum Cyrus at a property in the city's southside on 13 May last year.

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