Dalkeith assault leaves teen with fractured jaw

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A TEENAGER suffered a fractured jaw after being attacked as he stepped off a bus.

The 17-year-old had just got off the number 3 Lothian Buses service in Bogwood Road, Dalkeith, when he was assaulted.

Police are now appealing for witnesses to the incident, which happened at 5.45pm on Wednesday, March 30.

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DC William Dickson from Dalkeith CID said: “This was a particularly violent incident which has resulted in a teenage male suffering a double fracture which has required surgery.

“The bus he had been travelling on continued on its journey southbound and a number of people on that number 3 service would have witnessed this assault. I am keen to speak to any passengers who saw what happened and may be able to assist our enquiries.”

Contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.