Police issue theft alert

POLICE are encouraging West Lothian residents to secure their garages and sheds following a spate of break-ins.

Between 5am and midday on Tuesday there were six reports of break-ins to sheds or garages in the Bridgend Park, Whiteside, Falside Crescent and Inchcross areas of Bathgate.

Sergeant Steven Stewart said: “We would appeal for anyone who may have been in Bathgate who may have noticed anyone acting suspiciously around these areas to contact us.”