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Labour MP Marie Rimmer charged with attacking a woman at a polling station

A Labour MP has been charged with attacking a woman at a polling station weeks after a previous trial collapsed after an apparent blunder by prosecutors.

Marie Rimmer, 68, allegedly assaulted Patricia McLeish at the entrance to Shettleston Community Centre in Glasgow’s East End last year, on the day of the independence referendum…

Rimmer went on trial last month accused of assault.

But, the case collapsed midway through after sheriff Brian Adair noticed the word β€œGlasgow” had not been listed on the charge. [The Herald]

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