Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Man in court over Edinburgh's Fleshmarket Close rape

Fleshmarket Close (Pic Brian Innes)
Image caption Police sealed off Fleshmarket Close after the incident

A man has appeared in court charged with the rape of a woman in Edinburgh's Old Town.

A 44-year-old was attacked in Fleshmarket Close, off the High Street, at about 03:00 on Wednesday.

Shane McDonald appeared on petition at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Friday.

The 24-year-old made a brief appearance in private before Sheriff Norman McFadyen. The case was continued for further inquiry and he was remanded in custody.

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