Police launch investigation after man raped on north Edinburgh cycle path

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Police have launched an investigation into a report of a man being raped in the north of Edinburgh.

Police said they received a report of a 36-year-old man being the victim of a serious sexual assault in the Ainslie Park area of Pilton, in the early hours of Monday morning.

A nearby cycle path has been taped off as officers carry out their inquiries.

A spokeswoman said: "Police in Edinburgh are investigating a report that a 36-year-old man was the victim of a serious sexual assault in the Pilton area in the early hours of Monday, 28 October.

“Inquiries are ongoing."

The cycle path is located just south of Ainslie Park. Pic: Google Maps.

The cycle path is located just south of Ainslie Park. Pic: Google Maps.