Appeal for witnesses after 12-year-old assaulted by River Esk in Dalkeith

Thursday April 27th 2023


Written by Midlothian View Reporter, Luke Jackson

Midlothian Police Officers are appealing for witnesses after a 12-year-old boy was assaulted in Dalkeith.

It happened around 6pm on Tuesday, 25 April, 2023 near the River Esk, opposite the Old Mill House.

The boy did not require medical treatment.

The suspect is described as white, around 30-years-old, 5ft 10in tall and of stocky build. He was wearing a grey Adidas jumper, blue jeans and had a baseball cap on backwards. He was also in the company of a woman and two children.

Constable Michael Argyle, Dalkeith Police Station, said: “This incident has left the victim extremely shaken and it’s important we trace the person responsible.

“I’m appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time and saw what happened to contact us. I’m particularly keen to speak to a couple who stopped to help the boy at the time.

“Similarly, anyone who has dash cam footage or private CCTV of the area around 6pm on Tuesday, please review it and bring anything of significance to our attention.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting reference 2993 of 25 April, 2023.

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