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Kevin Edwards on trial over alleged Aberdeen baby attack

A man has gone on trial accused of severely assaulting a three-month-old baby in Aberdeen to the danger of the infant's life.

Kevin Edwards, 33, denies the offence, which is alleged to have happened on 26 August, 2012.

He is accused of repeatedly striking the infant on the head, and grabbing and shaking the baby,

The incident is said to have left the young child - who cannot be named - permanently impaired and disfigured.

Mr Edwards lodged a special defence of incrimination at the start of the jury trial at Aberdeen Sheriff Court.

It is expected to last several days.

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