Edinburgh: Man charged following Water of Leith sexual assault

The Water Of Leith Walkway at Anderson Place, where a woman was a victim of a serious sexual assault in the early hours of 11/6/17.
The Water Of Leith Walkway at Anderson Place, where a woman was a victim of a serious sexual assault in the early hours of 11/6/17.
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A man has been arrested and charged following a serious sexual assault that took place at the Water of Leith in the early hours of Saturday June 10.

The 22-year-old is scheduled to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Wednesday June 14.

The Water Of Leith Walkway at Anderson Place. Police have charged a 22-year-old.

The Water Of Leith Walkway at Anderson Place. Police have charged a 22-year-old.

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According to police, a 33-year-old woman was walking home along Bonnington Road and Anderson Place when she was asked for directions to Ferry Road by a man going the same way.

A man then ushered her onto the path leading to the Water of Leith walkway where she was subjected to a serious sexual assault.

Police had appealed for information and have since charged a man.

Police thanked the public for their response in coming forward with information as part of this investigation.