Police are investigating after a woman was raped in a city lane.
The 29-year-old was attacked in Edinburgh in the early hours of Sunday morning.
She was at the Union Street end of Broughton Street Lane when the serious sexual assault took place.
A full investigation is now under way as police appeal for anyone with any information regarding the incident to contact them.
A spokesperson for the force said: “We received a report of a serious sexual assault against a 29-year-old woman at the junction of Broughton Street Lane and Union Street, Edinburgh.
“The incident was reported around 8.45am on Sunday, August 1, and is believed to have happened in the early hours of Sunday morning.
“Enquiries are at an early stage and ongoing. Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101.”