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Three men charged with trying to lure women into car

Three men are to stand trial in Dundee accused of trying to lure women including a teenage girl into a car.

One of the men was also charged with running down a police officer.

Miguel Cover, 31, Christopher Stevens, 23, and Michael Sandford, 25, made no plea or declaration and were remanded in custody during private hearings at Dundee Sheriff Court.

All three are charged with behaving in a threatening or abusive manner by trying to entice women into the car.

One charge relates to a "lone juvenile female", and also claims "inappropriate comments" were made towards her.

Further allegations say the men approached four other females and tried to entice them into the vehicle, while two of the charges relate to them allegedly asking two other women for directions before making accusations of racism towards them.

Cover, of Bromley, also faces a total of six driving charges over the incidents, said to have taken place on streets around Dundee on 9 January.

It is alleged that at Hill Street, Dundee, having been instructed to turn off his engine, he drove off at speed and collided with a police officer, striking him to his injury.

The trio were fully committed for trial and remanded in custody by Sheriff Tom Hughes.

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