Man, 23, charged with the sexual assault and attempted murder of woman, 85

A man has been charged with the sexual assault and attempted murder of an 85-year-old woman.

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The pensioner was taken to hospital after being found with serious injuries at her home in Edinburgh's Morningside area earlier this month.

Police Scotland said a 23-year-old man was arrested following the alleged attack on Friday July 11.

He is expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today.

A force spokesman said: "Police Scotland will continue to work with our partners to offer reassurance to the community and high-visibility patrols will still be present in the area.

"Police would like to thank the public for their patience while we carried out inquiries in relation to this incident."

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