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Girls charged after boy hit by cone in Ocean Terminal

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Three teenage girls have been charged after a young boy was hit by a cone thrown from the second floor of an Edinburgh shopping centre.

The incident happened on Boxing Day when the cone was dropped from outside Pure Gym in Ocean Terminal.

A seven-year-old boy, who was about to climb the stairs from the ground floor near Debenhams, was hit on the leg.

Three 13-year-old girls have been charged by police with culpable and reckless conduct.

They have been reported to the Children's Reporter.

PC Nicole Napier, of Police Scotland, said: "This was a senseless act that had to potential to seriously injure or worse. "

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