Man charged following sexual assaults in Little France

Published 26 February 2019

Police in Edinburgh have charged a 21-year-old man in connection with the sexual assault of two women in the Little France area.

The first incident happened in an area on Little France Crescent at around 2.45pm on Thursday 21 February.

The second incident happened on Little France Park at around 1.20pm on Friday 22 February.

In both incidents the victims, a 35-year-old woman and 53-year-old woman were left shaken but not seriously injured.

The man has also been charged in connection with an incident on Thursday 21 February whereby a 38-year-old woman was followed by a man in the Little France Park area.

The man is expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today (Tuesday 26 February).

Detective Inspector Jonny Wright from the Public Protection Unit said: “These incidents were distressing for all three women involved and I’d like to thank them for their support during our inquiries.

“I’d also like to thank the public and our partners in the local area for their assistance as we conducted a thorough investigation, which has resulted in a man appearing in court today.”

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