Two women sexually assaulted in same area of Edinburgh in 24-hour period

Police have increased patrols in Edinburgh after a man sexually assaulted two women within 24 hours.

The first victim, aged in her 30s, was attacked at around 2.30pm on Thursday.

The second incident took place shortly before 2pm on Friday, when a woman in her 50s was assaulted.

Both incidents took place in the city’s Little France area.

Detective Inspector Graham Grant said: “These incidents are being treated as linked and a thorough investigation is under way, which includes an increase in high-visibility patrols to the area.

“Anyone with information about these incidents, or who may recognise the description of the suspect, is urged to come forward immediately.”

The suspect is a white man, aged in his 20s, around 5ft 4in, of stocky build with long brown hair. He was carrying a pink rucksack.

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