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Woman tells court of Aberdeen 'rape ordeal'

A woman has told a court that she was was beaten, throttled and raped in Aberdeen.

William Fraser, 22, is alleged to have carried out the attack in October of last year.

It is also alleged that the attack was racially motivated.

The 23-year-old student, who gave evidence from behind screens at the High Court in Edinburgh, broke down in tears when shown photos of her injured face after the incident.

She said that, before the incident, she thought Aberdeen was "the safest place in the world".

She said: "I couldn't believe what was happening. I thought: I am going to die."

The trial continues.

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