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Man in court charged with Stirling rape

Laurencecroft Road, Stirling Image copyright Google
Image caption The woman was attacked in the Laurencecroft Road area of Stirling

A man has appeared in court charged with raping a 21-year-old woman in Stirling and attempting to rape another woman the same night.

Thomas Robertson is said to have carried out the attacks in the Raploch area of Stirling on Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

Mr Robertson, 26, from Saltcoats, Ayrshire, appeared on petition at Stirling Sheriff Court.

He is charged with rape, assault with intent to rape and nine other charges.

He made no plea nor declaration during a private hearing.

The case was continued for further examination, and Mr Robertson was remanded in custody.

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