A SPECIALIST medical unit for victims of sexual crime has been opened, a move which police hope will help improve confidence in reporting offences.

The new suite in Livingston, West Lothian, is the first of its type in the area and is designed to make victims, including children, more comfortable by being able to examine and interview them in the same location while collecting vital evidence.

Victims can attend the suite at the West Lothian Civic Centre in complete anonymity as access is through a specially-created corridor away from the main entrance.

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