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Man accused of attempted murder of baby

High Court in Edinburgh
Image caption The trial will take place at the High Court in Edinburgh

A man accused of the attempted murder of an 11-month-old baby boy will go on trial in May.

Ryan Devaney, 27, is accused of biting the baby, who cannot be named for legal reasons, and putting a blanket over his head.

Mr Devaney is also accused of pushing him on the body or otherwise causing him to fall to the ground, shaking him and inflicting blunt force trauma.

He is also accused of assaulting a woman and having extreme pornography.

Mr Devaney, from Dundee, denies all of the charges against him.

The offence is alleged to have taken place in a house in Dundee, an Asda car park in the city and a house in Angus on various occasions in 2015.

Defence counsel Louise Arrol said: "Special defences have been lodged."

A trial was set for 31 May at the High Court in Edinburgh.

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