Man in court over alleged graveyard rape

The incident is alleged to ahev occurred  in the graveyard of St Cuthbert's Church
The incident is alleged to ahev occurred in the graveyard of St Cuthbert's Church
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A man is expected to appear in court today in connection withn an alleged sex attack on a woman in the grounds of an Edinburgh church at the weekend.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the alleged rape which happened within the graveyard of St Cuthbert’s Church on Lothian Road.

The 45-year-old female victim was assaulted between 11pm on Saturday and 12.30am the following day.

A Lothian and Borders Police spokesman said: “The graveyard is located close to Lothian Road, and we are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time, who noticed the victim and the suspect there, or saw or heard anything suspicious, to contact police immediately.”

Anyone with any information should contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131.