Second woman gives evidence against Grangemouth rape accused

The trial against Greig Cochrane continues at the High Court in Livingston
The trial against Greig Cochrane continues at the High Court in Livingston

A mother of two claimed she was violently raped by her former partner after she ended their relationship.

During the trial of Grangemouth man Greig Cochrane (28) at the High Court in Livingston this week, the 27-year-old woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told the jury Cochrane stripped her and indecently assaulted her before raping her on the floor of her home in Falkirk.

She added he covered her mouth with his hand to prevent her from screaming during the alleged ordeal in March, 2014 and told the court she had suffered numerous injuries as a result of attacks by the accused over a period of years, including black eyes, bruising and a broken nose.

She rejected suggestions by Ian Duguid QC, defending, she had exaggerated her injuries and lied about the attacks, stating Cochrane also stalked her for months after the alleged rape, putting her in a state of fear and alarm.

Cochrane is charged with eight offences involving the mum-of-two and a 32-year-old mum-of-four, including two rapes, two indecent assaults, one sexual assault and two domestic assaults, committed between August 2003 and December 2007.

He is also charged with stalking the 27-year-old by hacking into her email accounts and changing her profile picture to a naked photograph of herself then threatening to publicly share the images.

Earlier this week the jury heard the 32-year-old woman claim Cochrane was so jealous he would regularly check her underwear to see if she had been unfaithful to him.

Cochrane denies all charges against him.

The trial continues.