Police patrols at Meadows after sexual assault

Extra police are patrolling an area of a city after a teenager was sexually assaulted.

The 19-year-old woman was walking through the Meadows area of Edinburgh at around 3.30am yesterday when she was grabbed by two men, Lothian and Borders Police said.

Officers are appealing for witnesses to the sex assault which happened in an area north of Melville Drive.

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Both men are white, in their 20s, of average build and were wearing dark-coloured hooded tops. They made off towards Bruntsfield Road.

A police spokesman said: “Although we know that the assault took place in the Meadows, we are still working to establish exactly where it happened and we are appealing for any information that can assist our inquiries.

“Anyone who was in the area of the Meadows or Bruntsfield Links in the early hours of yesterday morning who saw or heard anything suspicious should contact police immediately.

“Similarly, anyone who saw two men matching the descriptions of the suspects in either the Meadows or Bruntsfield Links areas should also get in touch.

“At this time we have put in place extra patrols in the Meadows area overnight in order to provide reassurance to the public.”