Flute band uniform man assaulted in West Lothian

The man was attacked as he walked from Union Drive towards Union Road in Whitburn. Picture: Google
The man was attacked as he walked from Union Drive towards Union Road in Whitburn. Picture: Google
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A man suffered serious injuries to his face and hands after he was attacked by two men in a West Lothian town.

The 27-year-old victim was dressed in a flute band uniform – a blue shirt and white trousers – when he was attacked in Whitburn as he walked on Union Drive towards Union Road.

Two men approached him after getting out of a small silver car that had travelled from Union Road.

They hit the man on the head and body, knocking him to the ground, before fleeing in the car towards Whitburn town centre.

The incident happened after the town’s gala day on Saturday, June 27, at around 11pm. Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

The victim is believed to have suffered a facial fracture and cuts to his hand, but it is not known whether a weapon was involved.

One of the attackers is described as white, around 6ft tall, with messy brown hair and a full-sleeve tattoo on one of his arms.

Detective Inspector Mark Henderson said: “This was a particularly violent attack that left the victim with serious injuries.

“We know that another man, not connected with the incident itself, was in the area and helped the victim. I would like to hear from this man as he may hold vital information that can help us trace the two men responsible. I appeal to him directly to please contact police on 101.”