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Boys, aged 8, charged over East Calder grave vandalism

Three eight-year-old boys have been charged in connection with the alleged vandalism of several gravestones at a cemetery in West Lothian.

About 50 headstones were damaged at East Calder cemetery on Monday.

A spokesman for Lothian and Borders Police said the total value of the damage caused was currently being estimated.

The boys have been referred to the Children's Reporter in connection with the incident.

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