West Lothian police hunt two men and woman after 'attempted murder' outside homes

Police Scotland are appealing for information after a 43-year-old man was attacked in Livingston.

Officers are continuing inquiries after the victim was seriously assaulted in Clement Rise on Sunday, July 7.

Police were at the scene around 6.20pm after receiving a report of a man being attacked by two men and a woman. The 43-year-old was taken to hospital for treatment after he was found with serious injuries.

He was initially taken by ambulance to St John’s Hospital in Livingston but was later transferred to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where he is currently receiving medical treatment.

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Detective Inspector Lee Beaumont said: “This was a particularly violent attack which we are treating as attempted murder.

“It is vital that we trace the persons responsible for this attack which we believe was targeted but are still unaware of why he was attacked.

“One of the men is described as white, in his mid to late 40s, medium to heavy build and was wearing dark bottoms and nothing on the top half of his body. The other man is described as white, mid to late 30s, of medium build and was wearing dark-coloured clothing.

"The woman is described as white, mid-40s, slim to medium build with brown/dark hair that was tied back. She was wearing grey coloured jogging bottoms and top."

Detectives are appealing for any information on the attack, asking anyone who was in the area at the time of the attack and may have witnessed the assault or the suspects running off to come forward.

DI Beaumont added: "Can I also ask anyone who was driving in the area to check their dashcam footage as they may have captured something that could assist our enquiries.”

Anyone with information should contact police at Livingston via 101 and quote incident number 2730 of July 7 2024. Alternatively calls can be made to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where anonymity can be maintained.

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