Man suffers serious facial injury after being assaulted by driver

Police are appealing for information about the incident.

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A 65-year-old man required hospital treatment for a serious facial injury after being assaulted by a fellow driver in Livingston.

The incident took place at the A899 northbound off-ramp at the Houston Interchange at around 4pm on Thursday, September 1.

Two cars, a silver Volkswagen hatchback and a white/cream coloured Mini, had been driven between the Lizzie Bryce Roundabout and Houston Interchange.

There was subsequently an altercation between the drivers of the cars, which resulted in the 65-year-old suffering a serious injury to the face.

He was treated at St Johnson’s Hospital in Livingston.

Police are now appealing for information about the incident.

Detective Sergeant Graham Garvie of Livingston Police Station said: “Our enquiries are ongoing into this incident and I would urge anyone with information to come forward.
 
“We would be keen to speak to anyone who witnesses the interaction and manner of driving of the two vehicles or anyone who may have witnessed the subsequent assault after the vehicles were stopped.
 
“We would also be keen to speak to anyone who may have dashcam footage from the time.
 
“We understand that a passing HGV sounded its horn at the time of the assault and we would be keen to identify and speak to the driver of this vehicle.
 
“Anyone who can help is asked to call 101, quoting reference 2309 of September 1, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”