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Injured boy leaves Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh alone

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A boy with a head wound wandered out of the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh alone, the police have confirmed.

The 11-year-old was reported missing from the Sciennes site on Tuesday at about 17:30.

The police were called before his mother found him in The Meadows an hour later.

Police Scotland said he was taken back to the hospital for treatment and later released.

A police spokesman said: "We were called just about 17:30 on Tuesday and officers attended.

"He was found in the Meadows by his mum about an hour later and taken back to the Sick Kids for treatment."

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