Bathgate: Woman and teen charged after children injured and dog killed in attack

A woman and a teenager have been charged after a dog attack left two children injured and a terrier died.

Friday, 7th January 2022, 2:05 pm

The incident happened near Blackburnhall Gardens in Bathgate, West Lothian, on Wednesday January 5th just after 6pm.

Police Scotland said two children aged three and 10 sustained minor injuries and a mini Yorkshire terrier died as a result of the incident.

In a statement, Edinburgh Police said a 40-year-old woman and a 16-year-old boy have been charged in connection following the incident in West Lothian.

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A Police Scotland spokesman said: “A 40-year-old woman and a 16-year-old male youth have been charged in connection with a dog attack in a park in Bathgate.

“The incident happened around 6.20pm on Wednesday January 5 near Blackburnhall Gardens when two children, aged 10 and three, sustained minor injuries and a mini Yorkshire terrier died.

“A full report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.”