AN HIV-infected couple are to go on trial for attacking police officers after refusing to stop having sex in a city swimming pool.
Lucazs Rutkowski and Tanya Kalonga allegedly spat at and bit officers after police ordered them out of a pool at Ainslie Park Leisure Centre.
The couple face claims they engaged in sexual activity and appeared to “have sexual intercourse within a public swimming pool” on August 9.
Rutkowski’s defence agent, Jim Clarke, told the city’s sheriff court his client pleaded not guilty and that he was ready to lead an expert witness, a doctor, during a trial later this month.
Kalonga also denied the charges.
Fiscal depute Michelle Young asked for another hearing before the trial, set for November 21, so that prosecutors could make more enquiries.
Rutkowski is charged with spitting at and biting constable Craig Reid to his injury while knowing he was HIV positive.
The 23-year-old is also said to have attacked constable Derek Neish.