Armed cops raced to Bathgate street after reports of ‘man shot in chest with crossbow’

A man was allegedly shot with a crossbow in Bathgate on Thursday. Picture: TSPL
A man was allegedly shot with a crossbow in Bathgate on Thursday. Picture: TSPL
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Police have made an arrest after a man was allegedly shot in the chest with a crossbow in West Lothian.

Up to five armed response vehicles and a further five police cars rushed to Rendezvous Place in Bathgate, West Lothian, at around 6.20pm on Thursday following reports of a disturbance.

It is understood that a man fired a crossbow bolt into the chest of another male, leaving him requiring hospital treatment.

The street was cordoned off while police conducted investigations.

A 30-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the incident, police have confirmed.

In a statement, a spokesperson for Police Scotland said: “About 6.20pm on Thursday 16th May, 2019, police in West Lothian, supported by specialist officers, attended reports of a disturbance on Rendezvous Place, Bathgate.

“A 46-year-old man was taken to St Johns Hospital, Livingston with minor injuries. A 30-year-old man was arrested and charged in connection with this. He is expected to appear at Livingston Sheriff on Tuesday 21st May.”

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