Man appears in court over Princes Street rape

A 20-YEAR-OLD man has appeared in Edinburgh Sheriff Court following the serious sexual assault of a teenager in Edinburgh city centre.

Police at the scene. Picture: Malcolm McCurrach

Jonathan Duffy, from Edinburgh, made a brief appearance in private before Sheriff Michael O’Grady QC.

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No plea or declaration was made and the case was continued for further inquiry. Duffy was remanded in custody.

An 18-year-old woman was attacked outside the Primark store on Princes Street at around 4am on Saturday.

A woman was sexually assaulted in the early hours of this morning in Edinburgh's Princes Street. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor