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Boy, 17, charged after cyclists pushed into Union Canal

The men were targeted in separate incidents in Edinburgh.

Police said a 17-year-old boy has been arrested (David Cheskin/PA)
Police said a 17-year-old boy has been arrested (David Cheskin/PA)

A teenager has been charged after three cyclists were pushed into a canal in Edinburgh.

The men were targeted in separate incidents as they cycled along the Union Canal between 5pm and 9.15pm on Wednesday.

Police said they were confronted by a group of youths on the path near Murrayburn and Wester Hailes and were pushed into the water.

The three cyclists all managed to get out of the canal themselves but suffered minor injuries.

Police said a 17-year-old boy has been charged with a number of alleged assaults.

Sergeant Alex Dickson from the South West Community Team said: “We would like to thank the public for their positive response in relation to these incidents which was of great assistance during the inquiry.”

A report has been sent to the procurator fiscal.

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