Eight boys charged over 'racial abuse and assault' of two adults

The boys, aged between 12 and 15 years old, were identified following an investigation into the alleged incident in Edinburgh.

Eight boys charged in connection with racially abusing and assaulting two adults in Edinburgh iStock

Eight boys have been charged in connection with the racial abuse and assault of two adults in Edinburgh.

The youngsters – aged between 12 and 15 years old – were identified following a probe into an incident, which is said to have taken place on Silverknowes Road in the north-west of the capital on Saturday, March 5.

Police Scotland said officers “left no stone stone unturned” in their investigation.

Inspector Jonny Elliott of Drylaw Police Station said: “We are committed to an immediate and robust response when faced with antisocial behaviour.

“We will not tolerate this sort of behaviour and officers left no stone unturned to ensure a positive outcome”.

“I’d like to thank the local community for their support during this enquiry.”

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