Thursday 16th July 2020,
North Edinburgh Community News

Leith Walk councillor charged over alleged sexual offences

An Edinburgh councillor has been charged in connection with alleged sexual offences.

Lewis Ritchie, 36, was charged by officers following alleged incidents in Edinburgh and Glasgow between April 2016 and October 2017.

Mr Ritchie is an Independent councillor for the Leith Walk ward.

A Police Scotland spokesperson told the Evening News: “A 36-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with sexual offences and indecent communications between April 2016 and October 2019 in the Leith area of Edinburgh and October 2017 in the Kelvinbridge area of Glasgow.

“He was released on an undertaking to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court at a later date.”

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