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Faizan Ali charged with rape of a woman in Leith Links area of Edinburgh

Leith Links
Image caption Police officers taped off an area of Leith Links where the woman said she was attacked

A man has appeared in court charged with the rape of a woman in an Edinburgh park.

The 28-year-old woman was in the Leith Links area of Edinburgh when she was attacked at 01:00 last Thursday.

Faizan Ali, 24, from Edinburgh, was arrested the following day and appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday.

He made no plea or declaration. He was remanded in custody and is set to return to court next week.

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