Boy appears on double rape charge


By Paul Thornton

A TEENAGER has appeared in court over the alleged rape of two women in the same town over the space of three days.

The 15-year-old boy – who cannot be named – appeared in private on petition at Haddington Sheriff Court.

He was arrested on Wednesday following sexual assaults in North Berwick on July 19 and July 21 and faces two charges of rape.

The youngster, from Glasgow, made no plea or declaration during a brief appearance and was remanded in custody.

He is expected to appear again next week.