Man attacked in West Lothian

28 March 2019, 10:40

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A man has been attacked in Blackburn - suffering a deep cut to his face.

The incident happened around 7pm on Wednesday 27th March in Mosside Road.

A 51-year-old man was walking in the area when a male exited a black Vauxhall Corsa and attacked him. The victim was treated by the Scottish Ambulance Service, but did not attend at hospital.

Inquiries are ongoing to trace the suspect and anyone who can help identify him is asked to come forward. He is described as white, around 20-years-old, approximately 5ft 8ins tall with a medium build and wearing a dark Stone Island top with a high-peaked cap.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Batten from Lothians and Scottish Borders CID said: "We are still working to establish the full circumstances surrounding this assault and would ask any members of the public, or motorists, who were in the area at the time, and who witnessed what happened, to contact police immediately.

"It is believed the Corsa was also travelling with a white Vauxhall Astra and anyone who remembers seeing these vehicles before or after the attack should also get in touch.

"Likewise, we are keen to hear from anyone else who believes they may have any other relevant information."

Those with information can contact Livingston CID via 101 and quote incident number 3598 of the 27th March. Alternatively, an anonymous report can be made to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.