Boulders believed to have been placed deliberately on a main road in West Lothian in an “utterly dangerous” act have led to the damage of two vehicles.
The rocks were discovered in West Calder at around 1.35am on Wednesday when they were struck by an articulated lorry and a car simultaneously.
The lorry burst two tyres while the car suffered engine damage. Both drivers escaped unharmed.
Lothian and Borders Police officers believe the boulders were deliberately placed across the whole roadway around four miles west of the junction with B7008 Harburn Road.
A police spokesperson said: “This utterly dangerous and reckless act led to damage to two vehicles and those responsible must be brought to justice.
“While thankfully no one was hurt, these actions could have led to serious injury and police are keen to trace those responsible as a matter of urgency.
“We are appealing for anyone who was in the area or travelling on the A70 in the early hours of Wednesday morning and may have seen anything to get in touch as a matter of urgency.
“Similarly, if anyone has any further information that might be of us please get in touch.”
Anyone with information should contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131 or through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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