A man was left with serious injuries after a group brandishing a Buckfast bottle attacked him outside a house in Livingston.
The 51-year-old was left hurt following the incident in the Deans area of the West Lothian town at around 8pm on Saturday, August 20 before locals in a nearby pub emerged to come to his aid.
The assault, which investigators say was entirely “unprovoked”, left the victim with significant, but not life-threatening injuries.
It is thought five men were involved in the attack, one of whom was reported to have been carrying the glass bottle.
He is described as being white, around six feet tall with dark wavy hair and aged around 25.
The man was said to be wearing a light coloured long-sleeved top and jeans at the time of the attack.
Detective sergeant John Bowerbank, from Livingston CID, said: “This appears to have been an entirely unprovoked attack by a group who singled out the victim and caused him significant injuries.
“Our enquiries have established that patrons from a nearby premises came to the victim’s aid, as the suspects ran from the area, and we’re asking for anyone with information to please come forward.
“If you believe you can assist our investigation in any way, please call police on 101, quoting incident 3562 of August 20. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, if you wish to remain anonymous.”