Man Charged in Connection With Leith Links Serious Sexual Assault

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POLICE have arrested a man in connection with yesterday afternoon’s serious sexual assault in Leith Links.

 

A 24 year-old man who was arrested and charged will appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court Monday 17 November.

 

Leith Links attack

 

The serious sexual assault occurred around 1pm yesterday afternoon when a 28-year-old woman was approached by a man who produced a knife before subjecting her to the attack.

 

The man then made off and the victim contacted police.

 

Leith Links attack

 

Uniformed officers and members of the Police Special Support search team unit then spent much of the day searching the area.

 

Detective Inspector Keith Fairbairn said: “This was a horrendous attack, which left the victim deeply distressed and she is now being supported by Police Scotland and other relevant partner agencies.

 

Leith Links attack

 

Chief Inspector Sara Buchanan said: “We understand that this incident may have an impact on the local community and so high-visibility patrols are currently being deployed within the Leith Links to engage with members of the public and offer reassurance.

 

“In addition officers will be liaising with relevant partner agencies to assist anyone affected by this attack.

 

 

 

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