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‘Mounties’ in bid to rein in Bo’ness disorder

Officers from Police Scotland’s Mounted Branch joined community police in a blitz on youth disorder in Kinneil Woods on Friday night.

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Laptops stolen from Broxburn homes

Police are appealing for witnesses after a spate of thefts from homes in Broxburn.

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Dr Natalie Coull with the training tool

Cybercrime game helps train 100 officers

An innovative game co-developed by Abertay University to train police in handling digital evidence has been live tested by almost 100 officers.

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Armed police will remain at the Scottish Parliament

Armed policing to continue at Scottish Parliament

Armed police officers will stay at the Scottish Parliament for the time being following a security review in light of UK terror attacks.

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Police blitz on boy racers

Police blitz on boy racers

Police have racked up a dossier of enforcement orders and arrests from a blitz aimed at answering concerns about Linlithgow “boy racers” .

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Assaulted woman as she held a child

Assaulted woman as she held a child

Iain Doyle (28) attacked a woman who was holding a child at the time.

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Przydatek drove round the roundbout four times before crashing

Driver jailed after boozy motorway journey

A driver who “swerved and veered” along Scottish motorways for 16 miles while swigging from a beer can before crashing into another car has been jailed for 18 months.

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Warning over fraudsters claiming to be from HMRC

Action Fraud, the national fraud and security reporting service, is warning people again of scammers contacting victims claiming to be from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) that trick people into paying bogus debts and taxes using iTunes gift cards.

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Armed police in London following the Borough Market attack. Pic: SWNS

Snap poll finds 75% want British police routinely armed

A snap poll has suggested that that three quarters of Johnston Press readers would back the routine arming of police officers in the UK.

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Beecraigs session on rural crime

Beecraigs session on rural crime

West Lothian police are holding a Rural Crime Awareness session at Beecraigs Country Park today, between 11am and 2pm.

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The shot of Myra Hindley in Fife, taken by Ian Brady. Copyright: Duncan Staff/SWNS

Photo links infamous child killers to east of Scotland

A chilling photograph taken by serial killer Ian Brady of his accomplice Myra Hindley has been identified as a Fife beauty spot.

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Cash looted from disabled charity’s office

Cash looted from disabled charity’s office

Police are appealing for witnesses after a break in and cash theft at the offices of West Lothian Riding for the Disabled.

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Man accused of series of break-ins

Man accused of series of break-ins

A man has appeared in court in connection with a series of housebreakings in Linlithgow.

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Dr Natalie Coull, lecturer in Ethical Hacking at Abertay University. Pic: Alan Richardson.

Cyber attack on the NHS explained by expert

The malware, or malicious software, attack on global computer systems, most notably the NHS here in the Uk, has been making headlines since its discovery on Friday, May 12.

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William Dobbie appeared at Livingston Sheriff Court. Picture: JP

Man took to the streets armed with a sword

An offender was arrested after he was found carrying a sword in a busy town centre street.

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Increase in crime but town ‘still safe’

Increase in crime but town ‘still safe’

Linlithgow is still “one of the safest places to live” despite a rise in violent crime, anti-social behaviour and housebreakings.

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Claimed cash when kids were
in care

Claimed cash when kids were in care

A benefit cheat claimed a large sum of child tax credit cash over a four year period despite the fact her children were in care.

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Sheila Burns, from Linlithgow, has been appointed to senior health role in US

Sheila appointed to senior role in US jails

A mother-of-two from Linlithgow has been appointed to a senior health role in the prison system in America.

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SSPCA found this collapsed dog in West Lothian

Animal experts forced to put down abandoned dog

The Scottish SPCA is looking for the owner of a dog which was discovered alone and near to death last week.

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