Police are following a positive line of enquiry after a 14-year-old girl was assaulted in Mayfield on Friday evening.
The incident, which took place at 9pm near Newbattle Medical Centre, has led to calls for parents to keep a check on their children.
Robert Hogg, chairman of Mayfield Community Council, said: “Any decent minded person in the community will be shocked at this. Hopefully, the young girl is okay and the police catch the person or persons involved as soon as possible.
“I would urge parents to check and make sure they know where their son or daughter are late at night and where they’re staying.”
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