Howden Park assault: Man arrested and charged after two teenagers were taken to hospital with head injuries
A man has been arrested and charged after a 15-year old and a 16-year old were taken to hospital with head injuries.
The two teenage boys were allegedly assaulted in Howden park, Livingston around 6pm on Saturday, April 24.
The 16-year old sustained ‘serious’ injuries to his head, and the 15-year old was taken in with ‘minor’ injuries.
The pair of teenagers had been playing football with a group of friends in the park when the assault reportedly took place.
Following a police appeal, a 23-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the incident.
A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.
Chief Inspector Alun Williams, Area Commander for West Lothian, said: “I’d like to thank the public for their assistance with this investigation.
“Our officers continue to work with community partners regarding any and all possible youth-related disorder in Howden Park, and planned patrols will continue."
"I would encourage anyone with concerns to report them to police by calling 101.”