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.

Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 11:29 am

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.

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Howden Park assault: Man arrested and charged after two teenagers were taken to hospital with head injuries. Police stock image.

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.”

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