Whitburn car attack treated as murder bid

2 September 2018, 12:49

Whitburn

An attack which saw a man left seriously injured after a Fiat Punto was driven at him is being treated by the police as attempted murder.

Police Scotland said the 30-year-old victim suffered a number of serious injuries in the incident, which took place at about 7pm on Saturday in Glebe Road, Whitburn, West Lothian.

A group of men were heard arguing in the street before the black vehicle was driven at the man, who is currently being treated in the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening at this time, according to police.

The Punto left the scene, heading towards the nearby town of Armadale, while a black Audi A5 car - which had been travelling in convoy with the Fiat earlier - was seen to drive off towards the Fauldhouse area.

Police are working to trace those who were in the cars, and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Detective Sergeant Andrew McGhee from Livingston CID said: "We are treating this incident extremely seriously and are keen to hear from anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area on Saturday night.

"As part of this investigation we want to trace the driver and any passengers from within the Punto and Audi and if you can help us identify any of these individuals then please contact police immediately.

"In addition anyone with any further information relating to this inquiry should also get in touch."