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Man charged for brandishing knives in West Lothian supermarket

Tesco in Bathgate Image copyright Google
Image caption The man was holding a knife in each hand when he entered Tesco in Bathgate on Thursday

A man who was brandishing two knives in a West Lothian supermarket in an aggressive manner has been charged by police.

The man was holding a knife in each hand when he entered Tesco in Bathgate on Thursday at 22:00.

Police officers detained the man and he was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment.

Police Scotland said a 27-year-old man was being held on offensive weapons charges.

A police spokeswoman said: "Inquiries are still ongoing and he will appear in court on a later date."

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