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Motor cycles stolen from garage
Thursday, 31 August 2006

BETWEEN 11pm on Tuesday, July 25, and 4.40 am on Wednesday, July 26, thieves broke in to a garden shed in Hillside Drive, Blackridge, West Lothian, and stole two scrambler motor cycles from within.

The bikes are described as:

  • Suzuki RM65 – Yellow, Black, and White coloured, and a
  • KTM 85SX – Yellow and Black coloured.

The value of both scramblers is estimated as about £5,500.

Any witnesses to the incident, or any person who is able to provide a name and/or address of the culprit(s) is requested to contact Livingston Police Station (01506) 431200 or anonymously telephone ‘Crimestoppers’ at 0800 555 111.

Supplies safe to drink say Scottish Water
Thursday, 31 August 2006

SCOTTISH Water say that supplies in West Lothian are safe to drink, despite being tainted with chlorine.

Hundreds of local people have complained about the taste and smell of their water.

Contamination occurred earlier this week, when work was being carried out on water filters.

30,000 litres of treated water from the storage tank found its way into the main distribution supply.

More than 100 knives handed in to local police stations
Monday, 28 August 2006

Pictured with some of the knives handed in at West Lothian police stations are PC John McLean (left) and sergeant Rory Hamilton

124 knives were handed in to police stations in West Lothian during the recent amnesty, which ended on Friday, June 30.

The figure included four swords and an axe.

Sixty domestic knives were handed in, along with 55 non-domestic knives and four other items.

Anyone now caught carrying a knife or offensive weapon will face automatic custody.

Pictured with some of the knives handed in at West Lothian police stations are PC John McLean (left) and sergeant Rory Hamilton.

Justice Minister Cathy Jamieson will be in West Lothian on Tuesday afternoon, July 4. She will visit Boghall and Blackburn.

Shutters keep thieves out of store
Monday, 28 August 2006

POLICE responded to an alarm call at the Convenience Store, East Main Street, Uphall, about 4am on Saturday July 1.

The metal shutters had been forced open, but no entry was gained to the premise.

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