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Man detained over sex attack on woman in bushes

A man has been detained in connection with a sexual assault on a 27-year-old woman in Livingston, West Lothian.

The attack happened in bushes near a public footpath between Cedarbank and Cloverbank in the Ladywell area between 1630 GMT and 1700 GMT on Wednesday.

Police said the assault was not linked to an alleged rape in the town's Oakwood Park last weekend.

A 22-year-old man has been remanded in custody in connection with that incident.

Det Insp Phil Gachagan, who is leading the investigation, confirmed a 26-year-old man had been detained in connection with the sex attack on Wednesday.

He said: "Enquiries are ongoing at the scene, but we are still looking to hear from anyone who may have been in the area on Wednesday afternoon and who may have seen or heard something suspicious."

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