City solicitor ‘glassed girl’

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A VETERAN defence lawyer has denied claims he glassed his step-daughter during an alleged assault at his home.

Robert Fairbairn appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court yesterday charged with assault to injure in connection with an incident at his home in Craigleith. The 52-year-old pleaded not guilty to striking Laura Clancy on the head with a glass on September 24.

Fairbairn spoke only to confirm his name and agree to the bail conditions. He is due to stand trial in February.