Police launch hunt after Laurieston assault

The air support unit joined in the search
The air support unit joined in the search
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An extensive police hunt following a serious assault in Laurieston has ended with a man in custody.

The force’s helicopter was involved earlier today and uniformed officers continued the search after it was stood down.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Police in Forth Valley Division carried out a search in Bo’ness to trace a male in connection with a serious assault that took place in Boyd Street, Laurieston, on Thursday.

“Local officers were assisted by the air support unit after the male fled from police.”

‘‘A man is now in custody and there are no ongoing concerns for the community.’’

Eyewitness Davie Baxter (66), who was in the town at around 11 a.m., said: “I was driving along when I saw the police helicopter circling above the town. Then the next thing I knew I had police vehicles screaming past me with their lights and sirens on.”