Man arrested in Abu Dhabi over rape in Scotland eight years ago

The 31-year-old has been extradited back to Scotland in connection with a sex attack in Greenock during 2013.

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Arrested: A 31-year-old man in Abu Dhabi has been extradited back to Scotland.

A man has been arrested in the United Arab Emirates in connection with a rape in Scotland eight years ago.

The 31-year-old was arrested by officers in Abu Dhabi on an international arrest warrant.

The warrant was in connection with a serious sexual offence which allegedly took place in Greenock in December 2013.

The man has been extradited back to Scotland following co-operation by Police Scotland, the National Crime Agency, Interpol, and the UAE authorities including the Abu Dhabi Police.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “He is due to appear at the High Court in Edinburgh on Friday.”