Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Man released over alleged Leith street rape

A 26-year-old man who was arrested in connection with an alleged rape in Edinburgh has been released.

The arrest followed an attack on a 34-year-old woman who was walking along the city's Leith Walk at 2300 BST last Thursday.

A Crown Office spokeswoman said that after careful consideration of the facts, the man was "liberated from custody pending further investigation".

The woman who reported the rape was returning home from a local shop.

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