Man charged over Regent Road sex assault

The attack happened on Regent Road. Picture: Google Maps
The attack happened on Regent Road. Picture: Google Maps

Police have arrested and charged a man in connection with the serious sexual assault of a woman earlier this month.

The woman, 19, had been sitting on a bench on Regent Road at the foot of Calton Hill at around 5.45am on Thursday August 10, when she was approached by a man.

She accepted a lift, thinking the man was driving a private hire vehicle.

She was attacked and then driven to the top of Easter Road, where she was helped by a genuine taxi driver.

A 55-year-old man is scheduled to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on August 23.