A man who subjected a woman to a serious sexual assault within her Edinburgh home has been jailed.
At the High Court in Glasgow on Monday 2nd September, David Reid was sentenced to four years and three months, and also given an Order for Lifelong Restriction, following the attack, which took place on Monday 30th October 2017.
The 60-year-old attended at the address in the Corstorphine area of the city before holding the 62-year-old woman captive and assaulting her physically and sexually.
She was eventually able to flee the property and sought assistance from members of the public who contacted police. Reid was arrested a short time later and pled guilty at the High Court in Glasgow in August 2018.
Detective Chief Inspector Martin Maclean from Edinburgh's Public Protection Unit said, "Reid carried out a terrifying attack on a lone female occupant that left her fearing for her life. The members of the public who came to the woman's aid after she fled from Reid played a vital role in ensuring we were able to apprehend them and I wish to thank them for their help.
"I also want to commend the bravery of the victim whose testimony and support of our investigation resulted in a conviction. It is my sincere hope that this sentence brings some closure and comfort to to her.
"Police Scotland will always investigate reports of sexual crime, working closely with the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, and other partner agencies, to ensure that perpetrators such as Reid are brought to justice and victims are supported."