Man charged over Gilmerton supermarket sex attack

Police are appealing for information.

Police are appealing for information.

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A 26-year-old man has been charged and is due in court following a sexual assault in Gilmerton.

A woman was attacked near the car park of a Morrisons supermarket, just off Gilmerton Road, in the early hours of Thursday.

Police forensic teams could be seen collecting evidence for several hours at the scene, with a cordon put in place.

Detectives are appealing for anyone with information relating to the incident to come forward.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “A 26-year-old man has been arrested and charged following a sexual assault in Gilmerton Road on Thursday 13th November.

“Inquiries into the full circumstances surrounding this incident are ongoing and anyone who can assist officers with their investigation is asked to come forward immediately.”

The man is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday.