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Teen charged after pensioner is punched in Midlothian

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A 15-year-old boy has been charged in connection with the assault of a pensioner who was trying to help two girls get away from a gang of teenagers in Midlothian.

The incident happened on Tuesday in Loanhead High Street.

The man, in his 70s, sustained a face injury and was treated at the scene. The teenager will be reported to the Children's Reporter.

Police Scotland thanked the public for "their great response" to their appeal.

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