Man Has Wrist Broken In Attack By Trio In Linlithgow

22 November 2016, 14:06 | Updated: 22 November 2016, 14:25

A man has suffered a broken wrist in a serious assault by three men.

The 39-year-old was walking in the Preston Road area of Linlithgow, West Lothian, when he was confronted by the trio as he reached the railway bridge.

The men, who had a brown Staffie-type dog with them, began punching and kicking the victim.

Police have appealed for information about the incident, which happened sometime between 11pm and midnight on Thursday November 17.

Detective Constable Ally Urquhart, from Livingston CID, said: ''The victim suffered a painful hand injury during this assault and we're in the process of trying to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident.

''Anyone who was in the Preston Road area late on Thursday evening and saw anything suspicious is asked to contact police immediately.''

The suspects are described only as being white and aged in their 20s.