Knife held to teen’s throat

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A TEENAGER needed stitches to a neck wound after having a knife held to his throat in what police believe was a case of mistaken identity.

The 19-year-old was walking up the ramp behind the Marks & Spencer store, near the old police station, in Livingston at 8.15pm on Tuesday when two men approached him, grabbed him and put a knife to his throat.

The men asked his name, and when he gave it they released him and apologised. The victim was left with a small cut on his neck which needed treatment at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.