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Man charged with Edinburgh attempted rape

Eyre Place in Edinburgh Image copyright Google
Image caption The incident is alleged to have happened in Eyre Place

A 35-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the attempted rape of a woman in Edinburgh.

Cihan Ergisi made no plea or declaration during a brief appearance at Edinburgh Sheriff Court and was released on bail.

The charge follows an alleged attack on a 21-year-old woman near Smithies pub in Eyre Place.

The incident is said to have taken place at about 04:00 on Thursday 8 October.

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