Portpatrick man in court on sexual assault claim

A 20-year old man from Portpatrick appeared in Stranraer Court on Thursday charged in connection with a sexual assault on a 17-year old girl.

Leon Pedley was remanded in custody following his appearance, during which he made no plea or declaration to the charges under the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009.

Police had appealed for information relating to the alleged assault, which is said to have taken place at The Approach, Commerce Road in Straraer late on Tuesday afternoon.

If you have any information relating to the incident, please contact police on 0845 600 5701.