John Leslie charged with sexual assault at Edinburgh nightclub
Former television presenter John Leslie has been charged with sexual assault while on a night out in Edinburgh.
It’s alleged that the 52-year-old ex-Wheel of Fortune and Blue Peter star put his hand up a woman’s skirt at popular nightclub Atik, formerly Cav, in Tollcross.
The 26-year-old woman was wearing a fancy dress tutu while out on a hen night when the incident took place.
The attack is said to have occurred at the nightclub in June on a ‘VIP’ night to celebrate the venue’s re-opening. Leslie is said to be good friends with club owner Mark Cameron.
A source told The Sun: “The woman came from out of town and was on a hen-do with a group of friends.
“They’d had a great night and were really enjoying themselves.
“The dance floor was really busy.”
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police in Edinburgh have charged a 52-year-old man following a report that a 26-year-old woman was the victim of a sexual assault at a nightclub in the Tollcross area on Sunday 25 June”.
Scenes from Danny Boyle’s T2: Trainspotting were filmed at the nightclub last year, when it was still under the name of Cav.