Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Rachid Lamrabet charged with raping man at Greyfriars Kirk

Greyfriars Kirk rape

A 41-year-old man has appeared in court, charged with raping a 25-year-old man in the grounds of an Edinburgh church.

The incident took place within the grounds of Greyfriars Kirk at about 06:30 on Wednesday 26 August.

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

He made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody.

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