Appeal following serious assault in Livingston

Published 06 June 2019

Police in West Lothian are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault in Livingston.

The incident happened around 10.40am on Thursday 6th June in Brisbane Street, Craigshill.

A 32-year-old man was within the street when he was attacked by two men.

As a result, the victim sustained numerous cuts and puncture wounds to his body and was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh where he continues to be treated. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

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

The two suspects are described as white men wearing dark-coloured clothing with hoods up over their heads. They are described as speaking with Eastern European accents.  One of the men was in possession of a kitchen knife.

Detective Constable Jo McCall from Livingston CID said: "The victim has sustained a number of very painful injuries during this attack and we are currently working to establish why he was targeted and who was responsible.

"Anyone who was on Brisbane Street during Thursday morning and witnessed what happened, including motorists who may have relevant dash-cam footage, is urged to contact police immediately.

"Likewise, if you have any other information relating to this incident then please also get in touch."

Those with information can contact Livingston CID via 101 and quote incident number 1032 of the 6th June. Alternatively, an anonymous report can be made to 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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