Man charged with assaulting sheriff of the court

Edinburgh Sheriff Court. Picture: Toby Williams

Edinburgh Sheriff Court. Picture: Toby Williams

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A 28-YEAR-OLD man has appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today charged with assaulting a sheriff.

Mark Ross made a brief appearance in private before Sheriff Nigel Ross. No plea or declaration was made on his behalf and the case was continued for further inquiry. Ross was remanded in custody.

His appearance in court follows reports that a Sheriff was assaulted and sustained injury as he made his way towards the court building in Chambers Street on Wednesday morning.