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OAP charity food vans vandalised in West Lothian

Charity van Pic: Brian Innes
Image caption The charity vans had their tyres slashed sometime overnight

Two charity vans used to deliver food to elderly and vulnerable people have been vandalised in West Lothian.

Both vehicles were parked on the Food Train premises at the Waverley Industrial Estate in Bathgate and had all their tyres slashed.

They were targeted between 17:00 on Monday and 07:15am on Tuesday.

The insides of the vehicles were also vandalised. The damage is estimated to be about £1,000. Police have appealed for witnesses.

A Lothian and Borders Police spokesman said: "This has been a mindless destruction of two vans, which are essential in delivering food to elderly and vulnerable members of the West Lothian community.

"Staff have been left sickened by this incident and officers are keen to speak with anyone who saw any suspicious activity in or around the Waverley Industrial Estate.

"Similarly, anyone with information that can assist officers with their investigation is also asked to contact police immediately."

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