Witness appeal as sheep are shot or stolen

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Police in West Lothian are appealing for witnesses following a number of incidents over the past fortnight where sheep have been shot or stolen.

The incidents centre around farms in the Westfield area of Bathgate. In the most recent , which is believed to have happened sometime between 2 - 6 November, a lamb suffered serious head injuries. The lamb was shot with what is thought to be a high-powered airgun. It was not able to eat or drink and was put down. A total of four sheep have been reported stolen in the area, and the remains of two of the animals have been discovered.