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Nursery owner Lesley Bothwell found not guilty of child assault

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The owner of an Edinburgh children's nursery has been cleared of assaulting a four-year old boy while he was in her care.

Lesley Bothwell, from Letham in Fife, had been accused of seizing the boy by the body, dragging him from under a table and forcing him onto a chair.

The incident was alleged to have happened at the Barnton Nursery in Queensferry Road on 2 July last year.

Ms Bothwell, 55, was found not guilty at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

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