Glasgow & West Scotland

Man held over farm robbery attack

A man has been arrested in connection with an alleged armed robbery and sexual assault at a farm in North Lanarkshire.

Officers were called to reports of an incident at the property near Salsburgh on 5 September last year.

A Police Scotland spokesman said a 46-year-old man had been detained and was being held in custody.

A report will be sent to the procurator fiscal. The man is expected to appear at Airdrie Sheriff Court on Friday.

A man allegedly entered the property, threatened a 32-year-old woman with a firearm, tied her up and demanded money before sexually assaulting her and then fleeing in a stolen car.

The case featured on the BBC's Crimewatch programme in January.

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites