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Man charged with raping 90-year-old in Bellshill

A teenager has appeared in court charged with raping a 90-year-old woman at her home in North Lanarkshire.

The 17-year-old is alleged to have attacked the woman at her home in Community Road, Bellshill, at about 07:00 on Sunday.

He made no plea or declaration during a private appearance at Hamilton Sheriff Court on Monday and was remanded in custody.

It is understood that the woman is being treated in hospital.

Police Scotland said: "A 17-year-old man was arrested in connection with an alleged assault on an elderly woman within her home in Community Road, Bellshill around 0700 hours on Sunday 27 July 2014 and appeared at Hamilton Sheriff Court on Monday 27 July 2014."

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