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Aberdeen man Kevin Edwards cleared of baby attack

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Image caption Kevin Edwards denied the offence

A man has been cleared of severely assaulting a three-month-old baby in Aberdeen.

Kevin Edwards, 33, denied the offence, which was alleged to have happened on 26 August, 2012.

Mr Edwards was charged with assaulting the baby, leaving him permanently impaired and disfigured.

He was found not guilty by a majority after the jury trial, which began on 1 October at Aberdeen Sheriff Court.

Mr Edwards said after the case: "I'm feeling relieved."

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