West Lothian crime: Man arrested and charged after serious assault outside Bathgate shop

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Man in his 20s arrested and charged after serious assault in Bathgate

A man has been arrested following a serious assault in a West Lothian street. A 17-year-old boy was rushed to hospital after the incident, which police said happened at around 4.35pm outside a store in Philip Avenue in Bathgate on Wednesday, March 8.

Following an appeal, Police Scotland has said a 23-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the incident. He is expected to appear in court at a later date, police said. Detective Inspector Barry McDaid said: “We’d like to thank the community for their assistance with our enquiries into this incident.”