A man has been arrested in connection with a serious sexual assault on a 45-year-old woman which took place in Carrubbers Close at 3.15am on Friday.

 The alleyway has been cordoned off while an forensic examination of the scene takes place.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Police in Edinburgh are investigating a report of serious sexual assault on a 45-year-old woman.

“The incident happened around 3.15am on Friday 6th September in Carrubbers Close.

“A man has been arrested in connection with this investigation and inquiries are continuing.”