Hunt for three suspects after violent attempted murder

The injured man was taken to St John’s Hospital in Livingston but was later transferred to Edinburgh's Royal Infirmary.

Hunt for three suspects after violent attempted murder in Livingston STV News

Police are hunting for three suspects after the attempted murder of a man in West Lothian.

Officers said a 43-year-old man was found with serious injuries after police responded to reports of an assault by two men and a woman in Clement Rise in Livingston.

The injured man was taken to St John’s Hospital in Livingston but was later transferred to Edinburgh’s Royal Infirmary where he is currently receiving medical treatment.

One of the suspects is described as male, white, in his mid to late 40’s, medium to heavy build and was wearing dark bottoms and nothing on the top half of his body.

The other man is described as white, mid to late 30’s, medium build and was wearing dark coloured clothing.

The woman is described as white, mid 40’s, slim to medium build with brown/dark hair that was tied back, and was wearing grey coloured jogging bottoms and top.

Detective inspector Lee Beaumont said: “This was a particularly violent attack which we are treating as attempted murder.

“It is vital that we trace the persons responsible for this attack which we believe was targeted but are still unaware of why he was attacked.

“We would like to speak to anyone that was in the area at the time of the attack and may have witnessed the assault or the suspects running off.

“Can I also ask anyone who was driving in the area to check their dashcam footage as they may have captured something that could assist our enquiries.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at Livingston via 101 and quote incident number 2730 of July 7, 2024.

Alternatively, calls can be made to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where anonymity can be maintained.

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