Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Man arrested over 'taxi' sex attack

A 31-year-old man has been charged over the abduction and sexual assault of a woman in Midlothian three weeks ago.

The 31-year-old woman was sexually assaulted after getting into a car she believed was a private hire taxi.

The woman was picked up from Candlemaker Row in Edinburgh in the early hours of Sunday, 12 April.

She was taken to a layby just past the Hillend Ski Slope and assaulted. The arrested man is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Tuesday.

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