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'Ruthless' Aberdeen rapist William Fraser to be assessed

William Fraser
Image caption William Fraser carried out the attack in Aberdeen

A man found guilty of abduction and rape in Aberdeen must wait to learn his fate.

William Fraser - described by police as "ruthless" - carried out the attack in October last year.

The 23-year-old victim, who gave evidence from behind screens, broke down in tears when shown photos of her injured face after the incident.

Sentence on Fraser, 22, was deferred at the High Court in Edinburgh to assess the future risk of harm he poses.

Lady Scott called for a psychological report before dealing with him next year.

She said that one of the features causing her concern was that in a report on Fraser he had described thoughts of hurting people and being violent.

The attack in the Powis area sparked a major police manhunt.

It saw one of the largest investigations of recent times in Grampian, with more than 130 officers involved.

The woman had come to Scotland to study and thought Aberdeen was "the safest place in the world".

She said she thought she was going to die during the attack.

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