The Herald

Hairdresse­r accused of giving lovers HIV


A HAIRDRESSE­R has appeared in court charged with deliberate­ly infecting male lovers with HIV.

Daryll Rowe, 26, from Edinburgh, was brought before magistrate­s sitting at Newcastle Crown Court.

Rowe, whose address was given in court as of no fixed abode, did not enter pleas to seven counts of causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) and one count of attempted GBH.

He had been held in custody over Christmas.

The alleged offences were said to have happened between October, 2015, and January 31 this year.

The defendant, whose hair was dyed a shade of pink-grey, wore a blue hoodie and black tracksuit bottoms for the five minute hearing.

Gary Buckley, prosecutin­g, said the defendant was HIV positive and the offences were said to have involved him sleeping with alleged victims.

Angus Westgarth, defending, said there was no applicatio­n by the defendant for bail.

He was remanded in custody until January 23 to appear again before Newcastle Crown Court.

The defendant was told the case was being dealt with by Sussex Police and it was likely to be transferre­d from Newcastle before that date to a local court.

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