Woman dies after being found in burning car

Woman dies after being found in burning car

A 47-year-old woman has died after being found in a burning on Tuesday.

Emergency services were called to the remote location near Bathgate just after 6pm after a farm worker spotted the car ablaze.

A 47-year-old man was also found injured and he continues to be treated in hospital.

Police block a road near a farm in Bathgate.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police in West Lothian are investigating following the death of a woman who was found seriously injured in the Bathgate area.

“At around 6.15pm on Tuesday 25th June, officers responded to a report of a car alight near to Drumcross Farm.

“On arrival, a 47-year-old woman was found with significant burns to her body and an injury to her head.  She was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh where she sadly passed away on Thursday 27th June.

“A 47-year-old man was also found with burns to his body and was taken to hospital where he continues to be treated. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening at this time.

“The woman’s death is being treated as suspicious and inquiries into the full circumstances of this incident are continuing.”

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