Police in West Lothian are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted on Edinburgh Road, Bathgate.
The incident happened around 8.30am on Thursday 15th February.
A 25-year-old man was walking East past the Kaim Park Garage when he was assaulted by three males who got out of a white Ford Transit flatbed truck.
They attacked the man with workmen’s tools and took some of his possessions with them when they left the scene.
Constable Tony Gilhooley of West Calder police station said: “This was a vicious attack on a man simply walking along the road. His injuries were not serious but he was understandably shaken up by this unprovoked and unexpected attack.
“Edinburgh Road would have been busy with traffic and we would expect many people to have seen the incident and we are asking them to please contact us.”
Anyone with information can contact officers on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting incident no 0681 of 15th February.