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Woman indecently assaulted in Livingston home

A woman has been indecently assaulted after waking to find an intruder in her home in West Lothian in the early hours of the morning.

Police said the "extremely distressing" attack happened at a property in the Eliburn area of Livingston at about 03:30 on Wednesday.

The man indecently assaulted the 27-year-old before leaving the property.

It is understood the intruder was not known to the woman, who immediately called the police.

The attacker was described as being white, aged 20 to 30, 5ft 9ins to 6ft and of medium build.

He had short, dark brown hair and was wearing a light grey big-sized hooded sweatshirt, dark trousers or jeans and black trainers. He smelled strongly of cigarette smoke.

Det Supt Pat Campbell, of Police Scotland, said: "This was an extremely distressing assault for the woman, who was woken in the night by an intruder.

"We would like to appeal to any person within the vicinity at the time, in particular taxi drivers, residents or passers-by, who may have any information regarding this incident to contact police immediately."

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