'No Crime Committed' Over White Powder Incident

23 March 2017, 14:40

Aberdeen

No assault or crime was committed after two 12-year-old boys in Aberdeen reported having white powder thrown at them, police have said.

The incident was said to have happened at about 8pm in the Granitehill Road area of the city on Wednesday.

It prompted an investigation after officers were told the boys had the substance thrown at them which caused "significant'' burn-type injuries.

They were taken to Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital for treatment and an area of the street was cordoned off.

Police Scotland, however, said investigations had since been carried out and concluded on Thursday no assault or crime had happened.

Detective Inspector Allen Shaw said: "Extensive inquiries have been carried out by a team of officers who have established that no assault, nor any crime, has taken place.

"I appreciate the upset this has caused the local community today and would like to thank you all for your patience while our inquiries took place.

"I would also like to thank every member of the public who has provided information in relation to this investigation and thank the media for their assistance so far.

"Further inquiries will now be carried out as to how the substance involved in this incident was able to be accessed and where it came from.

"I would appeal to anyone with information to contact police.''