Man Glassed In Face At Pub In West Lothian

A man's needed hospital treatment for a serious facial injury after he was glassed in a ''violent and unprovoked attack'' in a pub.

The 33-year-old man will be permanently scarred following the assault which happened at around 6pm on Saturday.

He was struck in the face several times with a glass and was pushed to the ground and kicked in the attack which happened in the Crown Arms on the High Street in Linlithgow.

The victim was taken to Forth Valley Royal Hospital where he was treated for a serious facial injury.

The attacker was with around three other men at the time of the assault.

Police are appealing for information about the incident in the West Lothian town.

Detective Inspector Paul Batten of Livingston CID said: ``This was a violent and unprovoked attack which has left the victim with a painful facial injury that will cause permanent scarring.

''We're asking anyone who recognises the description of the suspect, or who may have seen him in the area of the High Street on Saturday evening, to get in touch.

''I want to thank staff and patrons for their cooperation so far and reassure the local community that a thorough investigation is now under way.''

The suspect is described as having a tanned complexion, stubble and short dark hair. He was of slight build and 5ft 8in.

He wore a short-sleeved purple polo shirt, hip-length cream-coloured Burberry overcoat, jeans and black boots.

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