Man charged over two alleged sexual assaults within 24 hours

A man has been charged in connection with alleged sexual assaults against two women within 24 hours.

Reports were received about an incident in an area on Little France Crescent, Edinburgh, at around 2.45pm on Thursday.

The second incident was said to have happened on Little France Park at around 1.20pm on Friday.

Both alleged victims – a 35-year-old woman and 53-year-old woman – were left shaken but not seriously injured.

Police Scotland has charged a 21-year-old male in connection with the incidents.

He has also been charged in connection with an incident on Thursday where a 38-year-old woman was allegedly followed by a man in the Little France Park area.

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.”

The man was expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Tuesday.

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