Appeal following break-in and serious assault in Whitburn
Police in West Lothian are appealing for information, following the serious assault of a man in Whitburn, which took place yesterday (Friday, 4 February).
The incident took place around 9.30am at a property on Dixon Terrace, when two men forced their way into the building and attacked a 42-year-old man. The victim was taken to St John’s Hospital with serious, but not life threatening injuries.
The first suspect is described as being a white man, around 5ft 11 with a large build, aged in his 30s, with a colourful tattoo on one arm and speaking with a local accent. He was wearing a black tammy hat, black face mask, short-sleeved grey t-shirt and black or blue tracksuit bottoms, with black Nike Air Max trainers and gloves.
The second man is described as having a tanned complexion, black hair, around 6ft 1 with a regular build, aged in his late 30s and speaking with a local accent. He was wearing a balaclava rolled up into a hat, a black bubble jacket with a hood and black tracksuit bottoms.
Detective Constable Laura Hanlon, from Livingston CID, said: “We are carrying out extensive enquiries into what appears to have been a violent and unprovoked attack.
“We’re appealing for anyone with information, or any local residents with potential private CCTV or video doorbell footage, to please come forward. If you believe you can assist our investigation, please call 101, quoting incident 0884 of 4 February. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, if you wish to remain anonymous.”