Scots Sex Attack Horror For American Student

By Cara Sulieman

AN American student was victim of an alleged sex attack in the early hours of this morning (mon) – just 48 hours after arriving in Scotland.

The 22-year-old black girl was out with friends on her second night in Edinburgh when the attack took place.

After spending time in various bars in the city’s popular Cowgate area, the student left Opium nightclub between 3.30am and 4.30am with a group of people including her attacker.

They first took a shortcut up Old Fishmarket Close before the suspect is said to have attacked her in Barries Close.

Police said the woman immediately alerted night security at the near Supreme Court in Parliament Square as soon as the assault ended.

She was able to give a description to detectives, saying her attacker was a 23-year-old Scot, around 6ft tall with blonde hair.

He was wearing a blue polo shirt and blue jeans at the time of the attack.

The victim – who only arrived in Edinburgh on Saturday – is described as being black African American with straight dark shoulder length hair and 5ft 2ins tall. Continue reading

Murder Quiz Lover Calls Cops After House Burgled

By Paul Thornton, Shaun Milne & Cara Sulieman

A MAN at the centre of the Suzanne Pilley murder investigation claimed his home was broken into this morning (mon).

David Gilroy said a laptop and mobile phone were among the items stolen – but did not know if the raid could be related to the ongoing murder investigation over his missing ex mistress.

Uniformed officers arrived in a marked police car at the address in Edinburgh before 9am after they were alerted about the alleged break in at the house in the Silverknowes area that he shares with wife Andrea.

Dressed in brown trousers and wearing a casual, short sleeved blue and striped shirt, he showed a WPC various possible points of entry to the detached property.

Two forensic officers also showed up at the address in an unmarked white van, carrying crime scene kits to search for evidence.

Mr Gilroy, who was seen phoning his insurers afterwards, said he had discovered several items stolen from his property. Continue reading