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Ross-shire man, 50, facing four rape charges

A 50 year old Ross-shire man has appeared in private at Tain Sheriff Court facing a series of rape charges.

William Beattie, of Fearn, appeared before Sheriff David Sutherland on four charges of rape.

He was also accused of a serious sexual assault. All the offences were alleged to have taken place in the Ross-shire area.

Mr Beattie was remanded in custody and was expected to make a further appearance in court next week.

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