Sunday 15 September 2019

Former Blue Peter presenter John Leslie charged with sexually assaulting woman at nightclub

He is alleged to have put his hand up the woman’s skirt in and Edinburgh nightclub.

John Leslie rape allegations
John Leslie rape allegations

By Conor Riordan, Press Association

Former television presenter John Leslie has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman at a nightclub in Edinburgh.

The 52-year-old former Blue Peter and Wheel of Fortune star is alleged to have put his hand up the woman’s skirt.

The alleged incident is said to have taken place at Atik in Tollcross while the 26-year-old woman was out on a hen night.

John Leslie rape allegations

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Police in Edinburgh have charged a 52-year-old man following a report that a 26-year-old woman was the victim of a sexual assault at a nightclub in the Tollcross area on Sunday June 25.”

A spokesman for the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service said: “The procurator fiscal has received a report concerning a 52-year-old male, in connection with an alleged incident in Edinburgh on June 25 2017.

“The report is currently under consideration by the procurator fiscal.”

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