South Scotland

Dumfries man remanded on two rape charges

A 52-year-old man has been remanded in custody at Dumfries Sheriff Court on two charges of rape.

William Sands, of Friars Vennel, Dumfries, made a brief appearance in private before Sheriff Daniel Kelly.

He was on a petition alleging that he raped one woman in his flat in the town in May this year and another woman at the weekend.

No plea was made and the case was continued.

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