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Police in Scotland investigate after two 12-year-olds left with 'significant injuries' in chemical attack

Police said that the two boys had a substance on them which caused “burn type injuries”.

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POLICE IN SCOTLAND are appealing for information after two 12-year-old boys were left with “significant injuries” following a chemical attack.

Police said that the two boys had a substance on them which caused “burn type injuries”.

The incident took place around 8pm yesterday on Granitehill Road in the Northfield area of Aberdeen in northeast Scotland.

Police said that officers are looking to speak to two youths who around the same age of the victims in relation to the incident.

Detective inspector Allen Shaw, who is leading the investigation, said:

“This has been a shocking and despicable incident against two young boys who have obviously been left upset and shaken by what has happened to them.

“They have been left with significant injuries and were taken to the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital for treatment.

“Extensive inquiries are ongoing to trace those responsible and we are working with our colleagues in the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service as part of our investigation.

There will be a police presence in the area for some time, however the scene where this incident happened has been examined and I can assure the public it is safe.

“I would appeal for anyone with information about the incident, whether you were in the area at the time or know anything about it, to please get in touch.

I can assure the local community that all resources available to us will be used to trace those responsible. It won’t be tolerated.

The area where the incident happened has been cordoned off to allow the scene to be examined.

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