Lothian and Borders Police are appealing for information after a captive bolt gun and cartridges were stolen from an abattoir in West Lothian.

The item, serial number 12445, was taken from Vion Hall Foods, Broxburn, sometime between 2.30pm on Thursday (December 22) and 10am on Tuesday (December 27).

A police spokesperson said: “A full investigation is underway to trace this gun which is used in controlled conditions in the abattoir.

“It is a lethal weapon if used against humans, so it is vital anyone with any information contacts police urgently on 0131 311 3131.

“Anyone caught with this gun is risking a prison sentence as it would be considered a firearm if in the possession of the general public.”

Additional Info

Police Incident Number271211
Police ForceLothian and Borders Police 0131 311 3131