Man detained after woman raped in city centre close

Police cordoned off Fleshmarket Close after attack on 44-year-old victim.

Fleshmarket Close: Police appeal for information over attack. STV

Police are investigating after a woman was raped in Edinburgh city centre.

Fleshmarket Close has been cordoned off following the attack around 3am on Wednesday.

A man has been detained in connection with the attack on the 44-year-old woman.

Officers have asked anyone with information to come forward.

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

"The incident happened sometime around 3am on Wednesday, December 6, in the High Street area.

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"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."

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