Edinburgh police find 'no criminality' after reported rape of man on Pilton cycle path

Police have found 'no criminality' following investigations into a reported rape on an Edinburgh cycle path.

Tuesday, 29th October 2019, 4:31 pm
Updated Tuesday, 29th October 2019, 4:55 pm

Officers received a report of a 26-year-old man being the victim of a serious sexual assault in the Ainslie Park area of Pilton, in the early hours of Monday morning.

But in a statement issued today, police said: "Following the report of a serious sexual assault in the Pilton area of Edinburgh in the early hours on Monday 28 October, detectives have carried out a thorough investigation and inquiries have concluded, with no criminality established.

"No further police action is required.

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Police have investigated the report and found no criminality.

“Officers would like to thank the public for their cooperation to allow investigations to take place."

Meanwhile, a 42-year-old woman was taken to hospital after being seriously hurt following an attack on Monday morning.

The woman was discovered inside a common stairwell at an address on West Pilton Avenue, at about 5:25am yesterday.

Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward.