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Four teenagers arrested after West Lothian LGBT meeting abuse

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Four teenagers have been arrested in connection with homophobic abuse outside an LGBT meeting in West Lothian.

A group of people at the meeting in Boghall Parish Church, Bathgate, on Thursday were confronted by teenagers who subjected them to homophobic abuse.

Police arrested three boys on Sunday; one aged 13 and two 14-year-olds. A 15-year-old was charged the next day.

The four will be reported to the Children's Reporter.

Sgt John Fleming, of Police Scotland, said: "Hate crime in any form will not be tolerated within West Lothian and whenever such incidents occur we will investigate them thoroughly to identify those responsible."

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