Street attack treated as attempted murder

24 June 2018, 11:37


A "vicious" attack on a man that left him in hospital is being treated as attempted murder.

The 22-year-old victim was stabbed at around 5pm on Saturday in Union Road, Whitburn, West Lothian.

He was rushed to hospital in Edinburgh for treatment to a serious chest injury.

Police launched an investigation and are appealing for any witnesses.

The attacker is male, white, aged between 18 and 25 and around 5ft 10in with a medium build.

He had short brown hair and was wearing a dark jacket.

Detective Sergeant Graham Garvie said: "This was a vicious attack to a young man who has sustained serious injuries and we are eager to trace the man responsible as soon as possible.

"We know that there were a number of people in the area at the time of the attack and we are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed what happened.

"We believe the victim may have walked from the West Main Street area onto Union Road and I would ask anyone who saw him and the suspect prior to the attack to get in touch.

"Equally, anyone with information relevant to our investigations is asked to contact us immediately."