DCSIMG

Edinburgh New Year’s day sex attack: man released

Forensic police investigate the scene. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Forensic police investigate the scene. Picture: Ian Georgeson

A man accused of raping a woman in central Edinburgh has been released while police continue their investigation.

The alleged attack on a 21-year-old woman took place in Edinburgh’s Canongate area in the early hours of January 1.

A 25 year-old male was arrested in connection with the incident on Monday and a report has been sent to the procurator fiscal.

He has since been released from custody as the investigation continues.

A spokesman for the Crown Office said: “The Procurator Fiscal at Edinburgh received a report concerning a 25-year-old male in connection with an alleged incident on 1 January 2014.

“After full and careful consideration of the facts and circumstances of the report, the accused was liberated from custody pending further investigation and did not appear in court.”

 
 
 

Back to the top of the page

 

EDINBURGH
FESTIVALS
2014

#WOWFEST

In partnership with

Complete coverage of the festivals. Guides. Reviews. Listings. Offers

Let's Go!

No Thanks