Woman Assaulted In Car While Driving On M9

20 October 2016, 11:25 | Updated: 20 October 2016, 12:47

Police are trying to trace two men who stopped to help a woman who was assaulted while driving her car on the motorway.

The 34-year-old woman, who had her four-month-old baby with her, was said to be "driving at speed'' when she was attacked by a man in her blue Citroen C1 car.

She pulled over after the incident, which took place on the M9 motorway between the Forth Road Bridge and Linlithgow, West Lothian, and the man got out of the car.

Two males travelling in another vehicle stopped to assist the woman, who had suffered a minor head injury but was able to drive on.

Police are following a positive line of inquiry in relation to the assault, which took place at about 12.40am on Tuesday October 19, but are keen to trace the two men who came to her aid.

Sergeant Stuart McKissock, of Livingston police station, said: "Thankfully the woman only sustained a minor head injury and was able to leave the area.

"Nevertheless we are eager to trace the two male witnesses who came to the aid of the female driver.

"I would urge anyone who was on the M9 and saw the incident, or knows who the two witnesses may be, to come forward and contact us immediately.''