Boy, 15, who was missing for five days found safe after search

The teenager was traced following a public appeal.

Ryan Bathgate, 15, who was missing for five days in West Lothian found safe iStock

Police have said a missing 15-year-old from West Lothian who had been missing for five days has been found.

Ryan Bathgate had been reported missing from the Whitburn area at around 2pm on Friday, February 26.

On Thursday morning, police said the teen had been found “safe and well”.

The public was also thanked for their help.

A police spokesperson said: “West Lothian Police can confirm Ryan Bathgate has been found safe and well.

“We’d like to thank all those who shared yesterday’s post and assisted in tracing Ryan.”