Princes Street Gardens incident: Man arrested over alleged rape of 16-year-old girl in centre of Edinburgh

A man has been arrested in connection with the alleged rape of a 16-year-old girl at a popular beauty spot in the heart of Edinburgh.

Sunday, 6th June 2021, 10:02 pm
Edinburgh's Princes Street Gardens.

The incident occurred in Princes Street Gardens, late on Saturday evening (June 5).

As reported earlier in the Evening News, Police Scotland received the report of a serious sexual assault at 9.50pm on Saturday.

Now, a man has been arrested and police say an investigation is ongoing.

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A statement read: “A 26-year-old man has been arrested in connection and enquiries are ongoing,” a spokesperson for Police Scotland said.

More to follow.

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