Man Charged With Rape On Church Grounds

19 November 2015, 17:11 | Updated: 19 November 2015, 17:46

A man has appeared in court charged with the rape of another man in the grounds of a church in Edinburgh city centre.

A 25-year-old man was assaulted within the grounds of Greyfriars Kirk in the early hours of Wednesday August 26.

Rachid Lamrabet, from London, was arrested and appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today charged with rape under section one of the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009.

The 41-year-old made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody.

The case was continued for further examination and Lamrabet is due to return to court next week.