Man in court over Edinburgh Meadows rape

A MAN has made his first public court appearance charged with raping a woman in the Meadows area of Edinburgh

Steven Davidson is accused of the attack at the Meadows. Picture: Jane Barlow

Steven Davidson is accused of attacking a 19 year-old last November 15.

It is said the 23 year-old approached her from behind, placed his arm around her neck causing her to lose consciousness.

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The rape allegation also includes claims Davidson restricted the woman’s breathing by seizing her by neck and that he pulled down her clothes.

Davidson faces a separate charge of being concerned in the supply of cannabis in Edinburgh the previous day.

He today denied the accusations during a hearing at the High Court in Glasgow.

Judge Lord Burns set another hearing due to take place next month.