West Lothian assault: Teenager taken to hospital after being attacked by five men in Livingston

Police in West Lothian are appealing for information after a teenager was taken to hospital after being assaulted by five men in Livingston.

Saturday, 24th July 2021, 2:45 pm

The incident happened around 11.30pm on Friday, July 23, in the car park of an Asda supermarket on Almondvale Boulevard.

Emergency services attended the scene after a group of five men assaulted a 19-year-old.

The victim was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for treatment. Thankfully his injuries are not thought to be life threatening, though they are serious.

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Police are now appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time to come forward with any information.

They are particular keen to hear from anyone who may have been driving and recorded dashcam footage of the incident.

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Detective Constable Rachel Royan of Livingston CID, said: “A man has sustained serious injuries as a result of this incident and we are appealing for the public’s help to trace those responsible.

The incident happened around 11.30pm on Friday, July 23, in the car park of an Asda supermarket on Almondvale Boulevard.

“Although this happened late at night, I would ask if you were in the area at the time and witnessed the incident to get in contact with police.

“I would also ask if anyone has any mobile phone, CCTV or dashcam footage of the area to come forward and speak to officers.”

If you have any information on the incident which happened on Friday night, you should contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident number 4528 of Friday, July 23.

Alternatively, if you have information to share but would like to remain anonymous you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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