Police investigate attempted murder in Whitburn

Published 27 November 2016

Police in West Lothian are appealing for witnesses following an attempted murder in Whitburn.

The incident happened around 8 a.m. on Saturday 26th November within an address in Glebe Road.

A 36-year-old man was within his home when three people have attended at the property and subjected him to an attack.

As a result the victim sustained a number of cuts and puncture wounds to his head and neck and was taken to St John’s Hospital for treatment.

Following the attack, the three suspects got into a black Mitsubishi Shogun car and drove off from the area.

Inquiries are continuing to trace those responsible and anyone with information is asked to come forward.

The first suspect is described as white, male, 5ft 6ins tall with short dark hair and a heavy build.

The second suspect is described as white, male, around 5ft 4 or 5ins tall, short dark hair with a skinny build and wearing a black jacket with white Adidas stripes on the shoulders.

The third suspect is described as white, female, 5ft 6ins tall with shoulder-length black hair.

Detective Inspector Paul Batten said “The victim has been extremely lucky not to have suffered any life threatening injuries and we are pursuing various lines of inquiry within the local area to trace those responsible.

“I would ask that anyone who saw any suspicious activity around Glebe Road on Saturday morning, or who has any other information that can assist with this investigation, contacts police immediately.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Contact Details

Call 101 for non-emergencies and general enquiries, in an emergency call 999. If you have information about a crime you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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