Police close part of M8 after ‘serious incident’

EMERGENCY services have been dealing with a “serious incident” on the M8 in West Lothian, it has emerged.

Police closed westbound carriageway between Livingston and Bathgate. Picture: John Devlin

Police officers closed the westbound carriageway between junction three at Livingston and junction 3A, Bathgate, after they were called to the scene at around 8.30pm.

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Traffic diversions are in place but police have not yet confirmed the nature of the incident.

A police spokeswoman said: “Officers are on scene at the moment and dealing with it.”