Labour MP charged with Yes voter attack in Glasgow

The case was called at Glasgow's Sheriff Court. Picture: John Devlin
The case was called at Glasgow's Sheriff Court. Picture: John Devlin
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A LABOUR MP has been charged with attacking a woman at a polling station on September 18 last year as Scotland voted in the independence referendum.

Marie Rimmer, 68, allegedly assaulted Patricia McLeish at the entrance to Shettleston Community Centre in Glasgow’s east end last year.

The St Helens MP also faces a charge of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner on September 18, by repeatedly approaching campaign volunteers and by pointing her finger in the face of Dennis Ashcroft.

She is alleged to have repeatedly approached Miss McLeish in an aggressive manner.

The case against Rimmer called yesterday at Glasgow Sheriff Court almost exactly 12 months after the alleged incident. Ms Rimmer was not present.

A letter from her solicitor asked for the matter to be continued and the sheriff granted the request and continued the case without any plea being entered, until next month.