Pensioner physically and verbally assaulted by gang while walking dog

A 70-year-old victim was assaulted while with his dog in a business park on Sunday morning.

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A pensioner was physically and verbally assaulted by a hooded gang while walking his dog in Bathgate.

Police have appealed to the public after the 70-year-old man was assaulted within the Pyramids Business Park in Easter Inch Steadings on Sunday.

The incident occurred around 6.20am when the victim was approached by three men who appeared from an opening which leads to a footpath bridge over the M8 from Blackburn.

He was verbally and physically assaulted before the men fled in the direction of Blackburn Road and Wester Inch across the dual carriageway.

All three males are described as in their early 20s with local accents and wearing dark hooded tops with hoods covering their faces and dark coloured jeans.

Sergeant Craig Wilson said: “Our enquiries into this incident are ongoing and we are working to trace those involved.

“I am appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the males running away, or who may have seen anything suspicious around this time to get in touch.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101 quoting incident 1373 of April 30, 2023. Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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