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Campaign to tackle rape

A new campaign tackling rape is targeting students over the Christmas period.

Police said they were working with Edinburgh and Napier universities, among others, to educate 18 to 27-year-olds about a shift in the law and change attitudes on rape and sexual assaults.

Officers are underlining that a person incapable through drink or drugs is considered incapable to consent to sex, and that consent can be withdrawn at any time.

Male rape is now legally classified for the first time.

Chief Superintendent Malcolm Graham from Lothian and Borders Police said: "By working with educational establishments and receiving their support, we can reach our target market and educate them about the legislation."

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