14/09/2015 11:45 BST | Updated 14/09/2015 11:59 BST

Man Charged For Raping Teen Outside Primark In 'Horrendous' Assault In Edinburgh City Centre

A man has been charged for raping a teenager outside a Primark store in Edinburgh city centre, in what police described as a "horrendous" attack.

The 18-year-old was attacked on the busy Princes Street at around 4am on Saturday, and a 20-year-old was arrested and charged over the weekend following a manhunt for the attacker.

Detective chief inspector Alwyn Bell said: "This was a horrendous sexual assault, which has left the young victim traumatised and we are currently providing her with all the necessary support she requires."

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Primark on Princes Street

Police Scotland said the man is expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday.

A force spokesman said: "The public are thanked for their assistance during this investigation."

Useful helplines and websites:

Victim Support - or call 0808 168 9111

Sexual Abuse Referral Centres - Find a SARC

Rape Crisis - Visit or call 0808 802 9999

The Rape and Abuse Line - Visit or call 0808 800 0123 (answered by women) or 0808 800 0122 (answered by men).