Youth held in rape inquiry

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A TEENAGER has been arrested and charged in connection with the alleged rape of a 15-year-old girl in West Lothian at the weekend.

Officers were called to Kirkgate Cemetery in the village of West Calder in the early hours of Sunday morning to reports of an incident.

A suspect was later arrested on Sunday evening and will appear at Livingston court at a later date.

A police spokesman said: “A 16-year-old male has been arrested and charged in connection with an alleged serious sexual assault in West Calder on Sunday.”