Man glassed in unprovoked attack

Police say the attack was unprovoked

A MAN has been left with facial injuries after being hit in the face by a bottle.

The 35-year-old victim was with friends when he was attacked in Armadale, West Lothian just after midnight yesterday morning.

The group had walked up South Street and had just reached Bathville Cross when another man approached him and hit him in the face with a bottle, cutting his cheek.

The suspect then walked off down Station Road with a woman.

The man was taken by ambulance to St John’s Hospital where he is still being treated.

The suspect is described as being around 6ft tall, heavy build and was wearing a red-hooded top.

The woman with him was of medium build with dark hair and was wearing red or pink pyjama bottoms.

A police spokesperson said: “This was an entirely unprovoked attack which has resulted in a man suffering a serious injury, which may leave a permanent scar.

“We would appeal for anyone with any information to contact us immediately, likewise we would be keen to hear from anyone who may recognise the description of the suspect.”

Anyone with any information should contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131, or the charity Crimestoppers in confidence and complete anonymity on 0800 555 111.