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Men in court after murder attempt in Fauldhouse

A man has appeared in court charged with attempted murder following an assault in West Lothian.

Jared Kay, 29, from Fauldhouse, appeared at Livingston Sheriff Court charged with attempted murder.

He made no plea or declaration during a private hearing before Sheriff Donald Muirhead. He was remanded in custody.

A 29-year-old man remains in a critical condition in hospital after the attack at a flat in Main Street, Fauldhouse, at 0445 BST on Sunday.

A Lothian and Borders Police spokesman said the victim was "fighting for his life" and urged witnesses to come forward.

Mr Kay also faces charges of assault; assault to severe injury and permanent disfigurement; Police assault, and malicious damage.

He is due to make a further court appearance next week.

Tony Stewart, 17, also from Fauldhouse, was bailed to an address in Edinburgh after he made no plea or declaration to petition charges of police assault and malicious damage.

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