Man, 60, attacked by two men in busy Bathgate street in broad daylight near SPAR shop as police appeal for witnesses

A 60-year-old man was attacked by two men in broad daylight in a busy street in Bathgate - and police are appealing for witnesses.

Thursday, 13th May 2021, 9:53 am

The man was seriously assaulted on North Bridge Street, opposite the SPAR shop, at around 2.40pm on Sunday, May 2.

Both suspects are described as white and aged between 35 and 40.

The attackers walked off in the direction of Hopetoun Street. Members of the public helped the victim and he attended at St John’s Hospital in Livingston for treatment.

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The serious assault happened in North Bridge Street in Bathgate. Pic: Google

Detective Constable Samantha Plastow, of Livingston CID, said: “This is a serious incident which resulted in significant injury to the victim, who has thankfully come forward to report this matter.

“The town centre was busy with pedestrians at the time of the assault. We are asking members of the public who witnessed this incident, or who came to the aid of the victim, to get in contact with officers. Additionally, I would ask for anyone driving in the area at the time with a dash cam to check to see if they have captured the incident.

“Anyone with information that may assist with this investigation, should contact police via 101, quoting incident 2327 of 4 May.”

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