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Midlothian Council leader Derek Milligan denies assault

Derek Milligan
Image caption Derek Milligan has been the leader of Midlothian Council for more than four years

An alleged assault by Midlothian Council leader Derek Milligan on a man in a social club is being investigated by the police.

The local authority's leader has strongly denied the allegations which are understood to have been made by a 40-year-old man.

Police said they were investigating an incident which took place at Bonnyrigg Rose Social Club on Monday.

The club said it had CCTV cameras and was helping the police investigation.

A police spokesman said: "Lothian and Borders police can confirm that they have received a report of assault which occurred during the early hours of Monday, 25 July outside the premises of Bonnyrigg Rose Football Club.

"Inquiries are continuing."

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