Carrubbers Close incident: Man arrested following rape in Edinburgh alleyway

A man has been arrested after reports of a woman being raped in a close off the Royal Mile in the early hours of Friday, police have confirmed.

Friday, 6th September 2019, 12:40 pm
Updated Friday, 6th September 2019, 1:01 pm
A police cordon has been put up at Carrubbers Close.

A 45-year-old woman was attacked at about 03:15 in Carrubbers Close, according to officers.

A man has since been arrested in connection with the city centre attack.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: ""Police in Edinburgh are investigating a report of serious sexual assault on a 45-year-old woman."The incident happened around 3.15am on Friday 6th September in Carrubbers Close."A man has been arrested in connection with this investigation and inquiries are continuing."

A police cordon has been put up at Carrubbers Close.

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