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'No crime' after boys report white powder thrown in Aberdeen

Scene of acid attack
Image caption Police were called to Aberdeen's Granitehill Road

Police investigating reports that two boys were left with significant burn injuries after a white powder thrown at them have said no crime was committed.

The inquiry was launched after the two 12-year-olds said they were attacked in Granitehill Road in the Northfield area of Aberdeen on Wednesday night.

The boys were taken to hospital for treatment.

Det Insp Allen Shaw said: "Officers have established that no assault - nor any crime - has taken place."

He said: "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 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.

"I would appeal to anyone with information to contact Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 if you would prefer to remain anonymous."

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