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French rugby players questioned as witnesses by Scottish police at Edinburgh Airport

Police Scotland say “no crime has been committed” following their inquiries.

Updated 13.25

SCOTTISH POLICE SAY the members of the French rugby team who were stopped and questioned at Edinburgh Airport today were spoken to as ‘potential witnesses’ following an initial report of sexual assault, but that no crime has been committed.

Jacques Brunel’s side were due to return to France today following their 32-26 Six Nations defeat against Scotland in Murrayfield yesterday.

But L’Equipe this morning reported that the flight chartered for the squad was grounded on the tarmac at Edinburgh Airport, and the FFR confirmed that several players had spoken to police.

In a statement issued to The42, Police Scotland said:

Following an initial report of sexual assault in Edinburgh city centre during the early hours of Monday 12th February, police conducted various lines of inquiry, including speaking to a number of potential witnesses.

These inquiries have established that no crime has been committed.

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