Woman attacked on Edinburgh’s Meadows

Police are appealing for witnesses to the attack

A WOMAN was sexually assaulted in an early morning attack in Edinburgh.

The 19-year-old victim was walking through the Meadows around 3.30am yesterday (tues) when she was grabbed by two men, who subjected her to a sexual assault in an area of ground north of Melville Drive.

Both men are described as white, in their 20s, of average build, and wearing dark coloured hooded tops. Following the assault, 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.”

Anyone with any information should contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131, or Crimestoppers in confidence and complete anonymity on 0800 555 111.


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