Man detained by police over alleged rape in Edinburgh

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Police in Edinburgh have detained a man after a woman was allegedly raped in a close in the city’s Old Town.

The 44-year-old was subjected to an alleged serious sexual assault at about 3am on Wednesday.

A man has been detained in connection with the incident.

Police are appealing for anyone with information about the incident to contact them.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Police in Edinburgh are investigating following a report of a serious sexual assault on a 44-year-old woman.

“The incident happened some time around 3am on Wednesday December 6 in the High Street area.

“A man is currently detained in connection with this inquiry, however anyone who believes they may have information relevant to the ongoing investigation is asked to contact police immediately.”