Schoolboy held over sex attack on girl

The raids were carried out today. Pic: Ian Georgeson
The raids were carried out today. Pic: Ian Georgeson
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A SCHOOLBOY has been apprehended by police over a sex attack on a girl in Edinburgh.

The 13-year-old was referred to the Children’s Reporter in relation to the offence which is said to have happened recently.

He was among seven arrested today in a police crackdown on domestic abuse and sexual crimes.

The remainder of those arrested were charged with historic domestic abuse and sexual offences.

A 44-year-old man from the Duddingston area was detained in connection with alleged sexual assaults against six people after reports to police in May.

A man aged 29 from Bathgate was arrested following a report last year of historic domestic violence and serious sexual assault.

Yesterday’s activity also saw a 40-year-old man from Bo’ness arrested and charged in connection with historic sexual offences.

Two men aged 38 and 64 from the Restalrig area were charged in connection with historic sexual crimes against children and a 31-year-old man from the Drylaw area was charged with a number of domestic assaults.

Officers from the area’s public protection and violence reduction units were involved in the operation’s latest day of action.

Detective Chief Inspector Alwyn Bell said: “As part of the ongoing Operation Wolf, various activity was carried out across Edinburgh and in West Lothian, and a number of males are now subject to legal proceedings for a range of crimes including rape, indecent assault and domestic violence.

“These arrests should send a clear message to our communities that regardless of when a crime takes place, we will investigate the matter thoroughly and anyone found to be responsible will be brought to justice.

“I would urge anyone who wishes to report a crime to come forward and rest assured that your report will be treated with the utmost sensitivity and professionalism.”

Anyone wishing to report a crime should contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.