Police have today been visibly conducting inquiries into reports of a sexual assault on a woman in Orkney after the incident was reported during the early hours of this morning.
The incident is reported to have occurred in the Bridge Street area of Kirkwall, near to the town’s harbour, with officers present today to protect the scene.
A cordon has also been put in place by officers with police tape spanning across a side lane of the street whilst investigations are carried out.
A police spokesman said: “Police Scotland is carrying out enquiries following a report of a sexual assault of a woman in the Bridge Street area of Kirkwall in the early hours of Monday, March 4.
“Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and at an early stage.
“A police presence will be maintained in the area as these inquiries continue and the local public are thanked for their understanding.”