A man has been hospitalised with serious facial injuries after being jumped by a gang in Livingston.
The 23-year-old victim was robbed and brutally assaulted yesterday in the town by five men.
He had been walking on a path behind Fulmar Brae in Ladywell between 5 and 6pm when he was confronted.
He was taken to St John’s Hospital, Livingston where he was treated for serious injuries, before being discharged.
One of the attackers was wearing grey jogging bottoms and a bright yellow jumper, another had a black Stone Island jacket on.
Detective Sergeant Graham Garvie from Livingston CID said: “This has been a terrifying incident for the man involved and has left him with serious injuries.
“We are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time, or saw a group of men within the swing park, to contact us.”
Anyone with any information is asked to call Police Scotland via 101 quoting ref no 3155 of 27 February 2021.