Last Sunday a 17-year-old Scottish girl was raped by an Algerian while on holiday in France. The incident occurred in a public garden in Nice.
While she was lying on the grass with her friends, several strangers appeared and insinuated their way into the group. One, an Algerian man said to be in his 20s, lured the girl away to a spot where they could not be seen then raped her and stole her mobile phone.
The Algerian was arrested on Tuesday, still in possession of the stolen mobile phone. On Wednesday evening he was brought before a court and charged with aggravated rape and theft.