Sunshine on Leith star charged with sexual assault

Prosecutors allege the 32-year-old Scottish actor committed the offence at a flat in Glasgow in 2017.

Sunshine on Leith star Kevin Guthrie has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman.

The Scottish actor is accused of committing the offence at a flat in Glasgow’s Kelvindale.

Prosecutors allege the 32-year-old struck on “various occasions” between September 30 and October 1, 2017.

The indictment lists a number of accusations including claims the pair watched pornography together, that Guthrie put his tongue in her mouth, and also bit her breast.

Guthrie – who also featured in the Fantastic Beasts films and most recently Netflix drama The English Game – denies the sexual assault charge.

Guthrie initially didn’t appear at Monday’s hearing at Glasgow Sheriff Court after his lawyer John Kilcoyne said the actor was in a “Covid bubble” due to his job.

But Sheriff Martin Jones QC ordered Guthrie to appear and, 30 minutes later, he was at court.

Mr Kilcoyne said: “I called him…and he said he was in Glasgow. He didn’t advise me of that in a call on Friday.

“He said his employers advised him to keep his bubble as small as possible.”

A trial before a jury was set for January next year, but Mr Kilcoyne said that may clash with Guthrie’s “work commitments”.

Sheriff Jones told Mr Kilcoyne to keep the court informed of Guthrie’s work schedule.

Guthrie, of Yorkhill, had his bail continued in the meantime.

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