FORMER Scots rugby ace Norrie Rowan has been charged with breaking into a house and assaulting the householder.
The 60-year-old businessman appeared in private before Sheriff Nigel Morrison QC at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today.
The ex-Scotland international made no plea or declaration to a charge of hamesucken - a Scots law term which describes a situation in which a person is said to have broken in and assaulted a property owner in their own home.
Mr Rowan is alleged to have committed the supposed offence last Saturday at a property in the city’s Marchmont area.
The identity of the alleged victim was not disclosed.
Sheriff Morrison granted Rowan bail and continued the case for further enquiries.