Sex attack inquiry after woman found in Edinburgh close

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Stevenlaw's Close
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Stevenlaw's Close has been taped off by the police

A police investigation is under way after a woman was found in an Edinburgh close following a suspected sexual assault.

The 20-year-old woman was discovered in Stevenlaw's Close off the Royal Mile at about 0100 BST.

Police have taped off the scene while an investigation is carried out and inquiries take place.

A Lothian and Borders Police spokesman stressed they were at a "very early stage" in the investigation.

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