Woman raped on street in early hours as police launch probe

The serious sexual assault took place on Abbey Street in the capital at around 4.30am on Sunday.

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An investigation has been launched after a woman was raped in the early hours of Sunday morning in Edinburgh.

The serious sexual assault took place on Abbey Street in the Abbeyhill area of the capital at around 4.30am on January 14.

The street was taped off and a number of police vehicles were at the scene.

Enquiries into the incident remain ongoing, police said.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Officers are investigating the serious sexual assault of a 43-year-old woman in Abbey Street, Edinburgh, around 4.30am on Sunday, January 14, 2024.

“Enquiries are ongoing.”

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