Man hospitalised after attack in Livingston
22 July 2019, 13:22 | Updated: 22 July 2019, 13:23
A man needed hospital treatment after he was attacked following an argument with a group of around 10 men and women.
The man and a woman in her twenties were walking along Preston Road in Linlithgow, West Lothian, when a dispute broke out at around 2.30am on Sunday.
Two men then came up and the victim, aged 22, was hit on the side of the head, sustaining a serious injury.
He was taken to St John's Hospital in Livingston for treatment.
Police are appealing for information about the incident.
Detective Constable Grant Ross of Livingston CID said: "The victim is likely to be scarred as a result and we're appealing for the public's help as part of our investigation into this incident.
"Anyone who may have witnessed this, who was in the area at this time or who has information which could be connected to this, and has
not yet spoken to officers, is urged to come forward.
"Likewise, local residents with private CCTV are asked to check this and contact police if they have captured anything which might be
The male suspect is described as being of slim build and 5ft 10ins tall.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 0676 of July 21 2019, or Crimestoppers on
0800 555 111 where anonymity can be maintained.