South Scotland

Man in court over Stranraer sexual assault

A man has appeared in court in connection with a sexual assault on a 17-year-old girl.

Leon Pedley, 20, from Portpatrick, faces charges under the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009.

He made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody following his brief appearance at Stranraer Sheriff Court.

The assault is alleged to have happened in an area known as The Approach, near Stranraer's Commerce Road, late on Tuesday afternoon.

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