Ayrshire Post

LANE RAPE HORROR

Man, 28, appears in court and released on bail

- STEPHEN HOUSTON

An aero engineer has been charged in court with raping a teenage girl in the middle of Prestwick.

Graham McClung, 28, who works at Spirit Aerosystem­s in Prestwick, appeared in private before a sheriff in Ayr.

Police sealed off Ladykirk Road after a young woman reported that she was subjected to a horror sex attack on Saturday night.

An aero engineer has been charged in court with raping a young woman in the middle of Prestwick.

Graham McClung, 28, appeared in private before a sheriff in Ayr.

McClung, of Tarbolton, made no plea and has been given bail pending another court appearance.

An incident happened on Saturday night in a pedestrian only lane at the side of the Lido restaurant.

The area would have been busy with revellers at the time.

Police sealed off Ladykirk Road and forensic officers moved in at 8.30am on Sunday morning to sweep for evidence.

The area – just yards from a cluster of pubs – is covered by CCTV.

On Monday police revealed a 28- year- old man had been arrested.

He was charged under section one, two and three of the Sexual Offences ( Scotland) Act 2009.

and appeared in private at Ayr Sheriff Court on Monday afternon.

McClung has been allowed bail and is expected to appear at Ayr Sheriff Court again.

He work s at Spi r i t AeroSystem­s in Prestwick as a manufactur­ing engineer.

Chief Inspector Brian Anderson, Area Commander for policing in South Ayrshire said: “I understand the local community and visitors to the area may be concerned by an incident like this.

“Officers carried out thorough enquiries leading to the arrest of a male the following day.

“Prestwick is a popular choice for many people to socialise in given the variety of licensed premises, and this weekend many people will enjoy visiting the area during the Ayr Gold Cup racing event.”

“Those on a night out this weekend can expect to see officers on patrol, as is normally the case every weekend in the town, and should be reassured by their presence”.

People should be reassured by police presence

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Attack scene A girl raped in Ladykirk Road, Prestwick, on Saturday night

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