Police launch investigation after man raped on North Edinburgh cycle path

Police have launched an investigation into a report of a man being raped in the north of Edinburgh.

Monday, 28th October 2019, 12:25 pm
Updated Tuesday, 29th October 2019, 8:14 am

Police said they received a report of a 36-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.

A nearby cycle path has been taped off as officers carry out their inquiries.

A spokeswoman said: "Police in Edinburgh are investigating a report that a 36-year-old man was the victim of a serious sexual assault in the Pilton area in the early hours of Monday, 28 October.

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“Inquiries are ongoing."

The cycle path is located just south of Ainslie Park. Pic: Google Maps.