Man arrested in hunt for sex attacker

POLICE have arrested a man in connection with an alleged sexual assault in Livingston yesterday evening.

A 26-year-old man has been detained in connection with the alleged incident in the Ladywell area at around 5.15pm on the footpath behind Cloverbank which backs onto Cousland Road.

Detective Inspector Phil Gachagan, who is leading the investigation said: "Enquiries are ongoing at the scene, but we are still looking to hear from anyone who may have been in the area yesterday afternoon and who may have seen or heard something suspicious.

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"Anyone with information should contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131, or the charity Crimestoppers in confidence and complete anonymity on 0800 555 111."