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Teenager suffers facial injuries in attack by gang

The 18-year-old was assaulted by six or seven youths in Livingston on Boxing Day.

Police: Victim taken to hospital after attack (file pic).
Police: Victim taken to hospital after attack (file pic).

A teenager has been left with facial injuries after an assault by a gang of youths in West Lothian on Boxing Day.

The 18-year-old was attacked by the group of six or seven teenagers on Pentland Park in Craighill, Livingston, at around 5.30am on Tuesday.

He suffered injuries to his face and shoulder during the incident and was taken to St John's Hospital for treatment before being released.

The group are all described as white males in their mid to late teens and were wearing tracksuits.

Detective constable Barry Carlin from Livingston CID said: "The victim has suffered some painful injuries as a result of this attack and we are pursuing a number of lines of inquiry to identify those responsible.

"Anyone who may have seen the suspects, or witnessed any suspicious activity in or around Pentland Park in the early hours of Tuesday morning should contact police immediately.

"In addition, anyone with any further information relating to this incident should also get in touch."

Anyone with information can contact Livingston CID via 101 or report this anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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