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Boy, 13, charged with 'knife possession and police attack' near Dalkeith school

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Midlothian Council said it could not comment on an ongoing police investigation

Midlothian Council said it could not comment on an ongoing police investigation.

Scotland reporter @Jenster13

Thursday 16 May 2024 12:23, UK

A 13-year-old boy has been charged with carrying a knife and assaulting a police officer in Scotland.

It is understood teaching staff alerted a community police officer based at the Dalkeith school in Midlothian on Monday in response to a rumour a teenager may have been carrying a knife.

A boy was then reportedly approached by the officer at nearby Mayfield Park in the town during the school day.


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Midlothian Council said it could not comment on an ongoing police investigation but confirmed "everyone in the school was safe".

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