Man assaulted and robbed in Livingston

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Police in West Lothian are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted and robbed.

The man and a companion were walking on the pathway to rear of Heatherbank, Ladywell in Livingston around 3.45am yesterday when they were approached by three men walking towards them.

The man was then assaulted and money stolen from his wallet.

Detective Constable Bruce Kennedy, who is leading the investigation, said: “I am looking for the three men involved in this robbery, who are all white and in their late teens to mid-20s.

“The first man is 5’9”, medium build and was wearing a dark jacket or a hoodie with the hood up. He had a rough local accent.

“The second man is 5’9”, medium build, and wearing a lighter jacket with the hood up. He had a scar at the side of his nose, while the third man I am seeking is around 5’ 7” in height and was wearing a light blue hoodie with the hood up and jeans.”

Anyone who recognises these men or who has information about this incident is asked to call Police Scotland on 101 or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.