Youth gang linked to assaults in Bonnyrigg

A TEENAGE terror gang has struck fear into the heart of a Midlothian community following a number of incidents at a popular walking route.

The thugs, described as being in their mid teens, have been targeting walkers who use a section of the old railway line opposite the Waverley Hotel, Bonnyrigg.

Incidents where members of the public have been attacked by the gang have been brought to the Advertiser’s attention.

A retired Bonnyrigg man, who is now too scared to identify himself to our readers, claims to have been hospitalised after taking a kicking.

The 63-year-old former construction worker was walking his Border Collie at around 5.30pm on Friday, September 9, when his attackers pounced.

Read full story in the September 29 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.