Man to face charges over alleged rape in Edinburgh’s Old Town

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A man has been charged after a woman was allegedly raped in a close in Edinburgh’s Old Town.

The 44-year-old was allegedly subjected to a serious sexual assault at about 3am on Wednesday in the High Street area.

Officers have now confirmed a 24-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the incident.

He is expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Friday.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Police in Edinburgh can confirm that a 24-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the serious sexual assault of a 44-year-old woman.

“The incident happened around 3am on Wednesday December 6 in the High Street area. The man will appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Friday December 8.”

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