Boy, 13, among seven charged over '˜brutal' scar attack

SEVEN teenagers have been charged over an assault which left a young schoolboy scarred.

Tuesday, 28th November 2017, 4:06 pm
Updated Wednesday, 6th December 2017, 11:49 am
Police say seven now charged
Police say seven now charged

The youngest of the accused is just 13-years-old.

Their alleged victim suffered serious injuries to his face when he was set upon in Buckie Road in Mayfield, Dalkeith.

He had to be treated at the Royal Infirmary hospital in Edinburgh.

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The attack happened on August 4 around 9.25pm.

Police confirmed tonight that seven teenagers have now been charged.

A 16-year-old boy was charged on Friday 18th August and made his first appearance at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday 21st August.

A further six, aged between 13 and 19 years old, have now also been charged in connection with this.

The 13-year-old will be reported to the Children’s Reporter, with the others reported to the Procurator Fiscal.

Inspector Michelle Ritchie of Dalkeith Police Station said: “This was a brutal and sustained attack which has left the victim scarred and an investigation has been ongoing since this took place.

“Violence will not be tolerated in our community and we will use all resources at our disposal to robustly investigate such incidents.”