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Rapist might have bite mark on cheek

Published in The Herald
10th October 1995


Glasgow
DETECTIVES were last night investigating a rape attack on an Edinburgh woman within a mile of the spot where a prostitute was found murdered at the weekend.

The 23-year-old woman was assaulted at about 3am yesterday as she walked through a car park behind Duke Street, Leith, less than 48 hours after the body of Ms Christine Dinnie, 40, from the city's Craigmillar area, was discovered in West Bowling Green Street on Saturday morning.

Police said yesterday that it was too soon to say whether the rape and the murder were linked, but they made it clear that the rape victim was not a prostitute.

Her attacker had pushed her against a bottle bank waste bin, telling her he had a knife, then assaulted her. The woman suffered a broken wrist and bruising in the attack, but fought back. She told police that she believed that she had bitten his left cheek and might have scratched his face during the struggle

''A bite mark and scratches to the left side of his face should be easily noticeable,'' a police spokesman said in an appeal to the public to help trace the man.

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Murder charge

Published in The Herald
29th August 1995


Glasgow
A 31-YEAR-OLD man was accused of murdering prostitute Ms Leona McGovern, 22, by strangling her when he appeared in private at Glasgow Sheriff Court yesterday. Mr George Walker, no fixed abode, made no plea and was remanded him in custody.

Ms McGovern was found dead on June 2 in the grounds of the Glasgow Arts Centre in Washington Street.
 
 
 

Death arrest

Published in The Herald
26th August 1995


Glasgow
A 31-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested in connection with the death of Glasgow prostitute Ms Leona McGovern, 22, who was found dead on June 2 in the grounds of the Glasgow Arts Centre in Washington Street, near Argyle Street.

The man is expected to appear in court on Monday.