POLICE officers in Livingston are appealing for witnesses and information after a 51-year-old man was seriously assaulted. 

The incident occurred around 8pm on Saturday August 20, outside a premises in the Deans area of the town. 

At that time, the victim was attacked by a group of five men and suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries. 

One of the suspects is described as being white, aged around 25, 6ft tall, with dark wavy hair. 

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He was wearing a light long-sleeved top, jeans, and was carrying a bottle of Buckfast. 

Detective Sergeant John Bowerbank 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 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.”