Police appeal after two men assaulted in Broxburn

Police are investigating after a schoolgirl was indecently assaulted in the city

Police are investigating after a schoolgirl was indecently assaulted in the city

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Police in West Lothian are appealing for witnesses following serious assaults on two men in Broxburn.

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The incident happened around 1.50 a.m. on Sunday October 30th in Greendykes Road.

A 35-year-old woman and 32-year-old man left The Club premises when they became involved in a verbal dispute with a large group of male and female youths.

At this time around five of the males attacked the man resulting in the victim sustaining a serious facial injury.

A 49-year-old man witnessed the assault and attempted to come to the man’s aid but was also assaulted and knocked unconcious before staff and patrons came out to offer assistance.

The suspects all made off from the scene and the 32-year-old was taken to St John’s Hospital for treatment. The 49-year-old declined medical attention.

Anyone who can assist officers in tracing those responsible is asked to come forward.

Detective Sergeant Graham Garvie from Livingston CID said: “Both victims sustained painful injuries during this incident and the 32-year-old’s partner was also left extremely shaken and deeply upset as a result.

“A number of witnesses from The Club provided assistance at the time but we are keen to hear from other members of the public who were around the Greendykes Road area in the early hours of Sunday morning and saw the attack, or who can help us identify the suspects, should contact police immediately.

“A female member of the group, who was not inolved in the assaults, put herself in the way of her friends to prevent further injury to either victim and we commend her bravery for this. I would now also ask her to get in touch and assist with our inquiries.”

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