Canongate Sex attack: Positive line of enquiry

Police investigate the scene at the Cannongate Kirk. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Police investigate the scene at the Cannongate Kirk. Picture: Ian Georgeson

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POLICE investigating a serious sexual assault within the grounds of Canongate Kirk on New Year’s Day are following a “positive line of inquiry”, it is understood.

A 21-year-old woman was attacked sometime between midnight and 2.30am close to where hundreds of revellers where celebrating on Royal Mile.

Forensic teams dressed in white boiler suits could be seen scouring the grounds of the historic churchyard throughout New Year’s Day.

A police tent was been mounted to the rear of the church and officers were seen photographing and recording footage of the crime scene.