Man arrested and charged after car set on fire in 'seige'

A large cordon was erected on the street while emergency services dealt with the situation on Bruce Road in Bathgate.

Man arrested and charged after car set on fire in ‘seige’ in Bathgate Supplied

A man has been charged after police were called to a fire outside a property in a town in West Lothian.

A Citroen car parked in a driveway had been set alight on Bruce Road, Bathgate, at around 4.10pm on Friday, September 30.

Eye-witnesses described a major police presence which resulted in a “seige”.

A large cordon was erected on the street while emergency services dealt with the situation.

Later, a 65-year-old man was arrested and charged in connection with the disturbance.

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He is due to appear at Livingston Sheriff Court on Monday.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 4.10pm on Friday, September 30, 2022, officers were called to reports of a fire and a disturbance at a property on Bruce Road, Bathgate.

“Emergency services attended and a 65-year-old man was arrested and charged in connection.

“He is due to appear at Livingston Sheriff Court on Monday, October 3, 2022.”