15-year-old charged with Loanhead assault

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Police Scotland can confirm that a 15-year-old boy has been charged in connection with the assault of a man in his 70s.

The incident happened on Tuesday, October 18, on Loanhead High Street.

The 15-year-old will be reported to the Children’s Reporter.

Inspector John Dryden of Penicuik Police Station said: “We would like to thank the public for their great response to our appeal for information.

“We take treat all incidents of violence and anti-social behaviour with the upmost seriousness. Anyone who wishes to report these crime can contact us on 101.”