Teen boy charged in connection with mass brawl at Portobello

A teen boy has been charged in connection with the assaults. Picture: TSPL
A teen boy has been charged in connection with the assaults. Picture: TSPL

A 17-year-old boy has been charged in connection with the serious assault of two youths in Portobello.

Officers were called to reports of a mass brawl involving up to 60 youths on Monday 25 June.

Fighting broke out near Portobello police station around 4:55 in the afternoon, leaving two boys aged 15 and 17 with facial injuries.

A 17-year-old is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today.

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Local Area Commander Chief Inspector Kevin McLean said: “Although we have now charged someone in connection with this incident, we are still appealing for information.

“Such behaviour is unacceptable and will not be tolerated, and we will always ensure it is robustly investigated.

“I would encourage anyone who may have been in the Portobello area in the early evening of Monday 25 June, and can assist with ongoing inquiries, to come forward as soon as possible.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 3167 of 25 June, or report this anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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