Police have closed their investigation into reports that a 20-year-old woman was sexually assaulted in Aberdeen.
Officers were called to Diamond Lane, in the Golden Square area of the city, at around 3.30am yesterday.
The narrow lane, which links Diamond Street and South Silver Street, was cordoned off for much of the day as inquiries got under way.
A police statement said: “We confirm that enquiries have concluded on the investigation and it has been established that there was no crime committed.”
An officer stood guard in the narrow lane, which provides access to the back doors of a number of restaurants, shops and offices on both Union Street and Golden Square yesterday.
It is not thought that the woman was injured or that she needed any medical treatment.