Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Man arrested over Edinburgh attempted rape

Eyre Place in Edinburgh Image copyright Google
Image caption The incident happened in Eyre Place

A man has been arrested following an alleged sex attack on a woman in Edinburgh.

Police said a suspect aged 35 was being held in connection with the attempted rape of a 21-year-old near Smithies pub in Eyre Place.

He is expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Friday.

The victim was said to have been subjected to a serious sexual assault at about 04:00 on 8 October.

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