Dramatic footage shows a man with a crossbow bolt sticking out his chest in Bathgate

INCREDIBLE video footage of a man with a crossbow bolt coming out his chest has been posted on YouTube.

Tuesday, 21st May 2019, 06:30 am
Armed police officers on the scene in Bathgate. Picture: Youtube.

Three videos, which appear to have been filmed in Bathgate, West Lothian, show the victim telling onlookers “I’ve been shot, right through my heart and it’s killing me”.

A second video, posted on Friday, shows armed police on the scene, some with riot gear, assisting the injured man and asking bystanders to go back inside.

A man is heard saying "I've been shot" as he walks around with a crossbow hanging from his chest. Picture: Youtube.

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The voice of one man can be heard shouting “he’s been shot” repeatedly, as the victim adds “I cannae take it out bro, I cannae take it out. I’ve been shot. A crossbow, right through here, right through my heart and it’s killing me” as he points at his chest.

Footage also shows a man walking around carrying a crossbow and pointing it at another bystander. One man asks him “what are you doing? Why have you got a crossbow?” before he goes back inside.

Police Scotland could not be contacted for comment.

The aftermath of the incident. Picture: Youtube