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Motorist injured as man tried to drag her from car

The 51-year-old woman hurt her arm in the 'frightening attack' in Bathgate.

Police: Trying to establish attacker's motives (file pic).
Police: Trying to establish attacker's motives (file pic). STV

A woman was injured when a man tried to drag her from the driver's seat of her car.

Detectives are trying to establish if the hooded suspect was trying to harm the 51-year-old or steal her blue Peugeot 206.

The "frightening attack" happened on Mill Road in Bathgate, West Lothian around 7.50am on Wednesday.

Police said the man approached the vehicle and attempted to pull the woman from the driver's seat.

He failed and subsequently ran off in the direction of Cochrane Street.

The woman suffered a minor arm injury but did not require hospital treatment.

Police are now investigating and appealing for witnesses.

The suspect is white, in his 30s, around 5ft 6in to 5ft 7in, of slim build and had dark shaved hair.

He is believed to have been wearing a dark hooded top, dark bottoms and spoke with a foreign accent.

Detective constable Lynn Myles, of Livingston CID, said: "This was a frightening attack which has left the victim very upset.

"We are eager to trace the man responsible as soon as possible and are appealing to the public for information.

"I would ask anyone who was in the Mill Road area on the morning of Wednesday, October 11, and saw anything suspicious, to get in touch with police immediately."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Livingston CID on 101, quoting incident 0492 of October 11, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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