Man to face charges over alleged rape in Edinburgh's Old Town
7 December 2017, 15:18
A man has been charged after a woman was allegedly raped in a close in Edinburgh's Old Town.
The 44-year-old was allegedly subjected to a serious sexual assault at about 3am on Wednesday in the High Street area.
Officers have now confirmed a 24-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the incident.
He is expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Friday.
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "Police in Edinburgh can confirm that a 24-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the serious sexual assault of a 44-year-old woman.
"The incident happened around 3am on Wednesday December 6 in the High Street area. The man will appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Friday December 8."