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Gareth Polland charged after attacking James Ainsworth outside Glasgow court

Scene oustide the court
The attack happened outside Glasgow High Court

A man has been charged with attempted murder after an ex-policeman on trial for sex offences was attacked outside a Glasgow court.

Gareth Polland, 31, from Shropshire, made no plea or declaration during an appearance at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

James Ainsworth, 61, was left with life-threatening injuries following an incident outside the High Court in Glasgow on Wednesday afternoon.

Mr Ainsworth's trial was halted as a result.

He is being treated in the city's Southern General Hospital.

Mr Polland, from Telford, was remanded in custody and is expected to appear again in court next week.

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