Man arrested over Leith street rape


A man has been arrested in connection with a rape in Edinburgh.

Police said the 26-year-old was expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Thursday.

It follows an alleged attack on a 34-year-old woman who was walking home along the city's Leith Walk at 2300 BST last Thursday.

She had been in Scotmid on Leith Walk and was walking home in her slippers, crossing Jamieson Place. It is alleged she was then raped in Balfour Street.

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