Man charged over death of woman in West Lothian

A 46-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the death of a woman in West Lothian.

Police were called to a report of a disturbance on Cunnighar Road in Broxburn at about 19:55 on Sunday.

The 42-year-old woman was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh where she later died.

The arrested man is due to appear at Livingston Sheriff Court on Tuesday.

Det Ch Insp Craig Higgins said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the woman who died and we’ll do all we can to support them at this very difficult time.

“I’d like to thank the local community for their help and patience while inquiries are carried out.

"There will be a continued police presence in the area but I want to reassure everyone, this is an isolated incident and there is no wider risk to the public.

"However, anyone who does have concerns can speak to officers.”