A man has appeared twice in private on two separate petitions at Dundee Sheriff Court.
Daniel Wright, 34, of Artillery Lane, initially appeared before Sheriff Alastair Carmichael on a petition alleging that between June 11 and 13 2016, at Kennet Walk in Dundee, he placed George Cleary in a state of fear and alarm and apprehension of a false report being made to police stating that Cleary had raped a woman and threatened him that unless he paid him money he and the woman would report to the police that Cleary raped her; and attempted to extort cash from him.
He made no plea and the case was continued for further examination.
Wright was then fully committed for trial on another petition alleging assault and robbery.
Prosecutors allege that on May 4 this year, at Tulloch Court in Hilltown Terrace, while acting with Gillian Cowan, 32, also of Artillery Lane, he robbed Richard Dunne of a sum of money; and on July 30, at Artillery Lane and at Meadowside, he assaulted Paula Shanks, seized her by the hair and pulled her to the ground, made demands for money and escorted her to an automatic teller machine and robbed her of money and two mobile phones.
He made no plea and was remanded in custody by the sheriff.
Co-accused Cowan had appeared previously and was granted bail then.