Woman, 30, sexually assaulted near London Road as police cordon off gardens

A 30-year-old woman was sexually assaulted in Edinburgh’s Royal Terrace Gardens during the early hours of Monday morning.

Monday, 21st January 2019, 1:32 pm
Updated Monday, 21st January 2019, 1:38 pm

The attack was reported to police at around 3.30am on Monday, 21 January.

A cordon is currently in place around a section grass and pavement at Blenheim Place, near to the junction of London Road and Leith Walk, with two uniformed officers in attendance.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police in Edinburgh are investigating following the reported sexual assault of a 30-year-old woman in Royal Terrace Gardens.

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A police cordon is in place and two officers are standing guard. Picture: Contributed
A police cordon is in place and two officers are standing guard. Picture: Contributed

“The incident was reported to police around 3.30am on Monday, January 21.

“Inquiries into the full circumstances are ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident 285 of January 21.”

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An area of grass and pavement on Blenheim Place is cordoned off. Picture: Contributed