A man needed hospital treatment after two men wearing balaclavas attacked him in a lay-by.
The assault happened off the B8084/Station Road near the junction of Southdale Way in Armadale, West Lothian, at around 3.40pm on Sunday.
The two suspects left the area in a blue Audi with a personalised plate, which had been parked in the lay-by, heading in the direction of Whitburn.
Police were called after the man was seen being attacked.
Officers found the 31-year-old victim in the area.
He was taken by ambulance to St John’s Hospital in Livingston, where he was treated for facial injuries.
Detective Constable Ally Urquhart, of Livingston CID, said: “We continue to work to establish the circumstances surrounding this incident and are urging anyone who may have witnessed this to contact us.
“Anyone travelling in the area around this time with dashcam footage, or those with any other information which may be relevant, are also asked to come forward.”
The two suspects were wearing dark clothing and balaclavas.
Anyone with information can call Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 2345 of January 13, or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.
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