Police say no crime took place in reported sexual assault near Newbattle Golf Course

Police officers investigating a reported sexual assault of a 19-year-old woman near Newbattle Golf Course on March 7 have concluded that no crime took place.

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 3:47 pm
Updated Thursday, 11th March 2021, 3:52 pm
Police Scotland confirmed that enquiries into the reported sexual assault of a 19-year-old woman near Newbattle Golf Course in Midlothian on Sunday, 7 March, 2021 are complete. Photo by John Devlin.
Police Scotland confirmed that enquiries into the reported sexual assault of a 19-year-old woman near Newbattle Golf Course in Midlothian on Sunday, 7 March, 2021 are complete. Photo by John Devlin.

Speaking about the investigation, Detective Inspector Susan Balfour of CID at Dalkeith Police Station said: “I would like to thank members of the public for their assistance with our enquiries.

"We are continuing to engage with the complainer to ensure that, where required, she has appropriate support.”

Chief Inspector Arron Clinkscales, Area Commander for Midlothian said : "I am aware that this incident has caused considerable concern however wish to reassure the public that following extensive enquiry it has been established that no crime has taken place."