Young woman raped in brutal attack in Leith

Police are hunting a man who raped and asaulted a young woman in Leith.

Police are hunting a man who raped and asaulted a young woman in Leith.

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A Young woman has been assaulted and raped in a brutal attack on an industrial estate in Leith.

The 20-year-old was subjected to the horrific sexual assault in Swanfield Industrial Estate in Corunna Place in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Her attacker is believed to have grabbed her as she walked along Bonnington Road.

Detectives sealed off the area to allow forensic teams scour the place where the attack happened.

A police guard was also put on the entrance to the industrial estate which houses around 10 businesses.

A police spokesman said: “Police are investigating the assault and rape of a woman aged 20 in the Swanfield Industrial Estate in the early hours of Saturday morning.

“Inquiries are at at an early stage and we are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information.”

Patrols are being stepped up in the area to reassure locals, police have confirmed.