Man in hospital as police investigate assault in Livingston street

AN early morning assault in Livingston sparked a major police response with as many as eight cars at the scene.

Saturday, 13th April 2019, 3:19 pm
Updated Saturday, 13th April 2019, 3:24 pm
Police swooped on Kenilworth Rise in Livingston this morning. Pictures: Contributed

Officers rushed to the scene at Kenilworth Rise in the Almondvale area of Livingston, West Lothian at around 9.30am this morning following reports of a disturbance.

Two cordons were put in place on the street while police conducted investigations.

One of the areas taped off was a parking bay. A piece of clothing and smashed glass were visible within the cordon.

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Speaking to the Evening News, an eyewitness, who did not wish to be named, said the piece of clothing and what appeared to be a smashed Buckfast bottle were removed from the scene by forensics officers.

A second eyewitness, who also requested to remain anonymous, said they spotted a police dog unit arrive and that officers had been conducting searches on Kenilworth Rise and neighbouring streets.

In a statement, a spokesman for Police Scotland said: “We were called to Kenilworth Rise on Saturday morning after reports a man had been assaulted.

“The injured man was taken to hospital and enquires are ongoing.”

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