Firework charge for boy, 14
A 14- year- old boy was charged in connection with the illegal possession of a firework following a night of chaos on Bonfire Night.
Police in West Lothian were called to a number of reports of youth disorder in Blackburn on November 5.
Chief Inspector Alun Williams, the Local Area Commander, said: “We had a number of local and specialist resources in West Lothian working to reduce the risk to the public on Bonfire Night under Operation Moonbeam.
“A number of reports of youth disorder were received in the Blackburn area, with officers working throughout the night to disperse groups of youths.
“One 14-year-old boy was charged in connection with the illegal possession of a firework.
“In the run up to Bonfire Night, we worked with our partners from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and West Lothian Council to deliver safety messages in schools and youth groups.
“Whilst the vast majority of young people adhered to the safety advice, it is disappointing that a number put themselves and others in danger by engaging in firework-related disorder.
“This behaviour will not be tolerated and anyone who has information on those involved, or wishing to report a crime, can do so by contacting officers via 101.
“There were no reports of serious injury or damage.”