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Man seriously hurt in attack by three men in Whitburn


A man was left with serious facial injuries after he was attacked by three men in a stairwell.

The 37-year-old was punched in the face and kicked repeatedly in the assault at about 01:30 on Sunday inside a block of flats in Whitburn.

He was taken to hospital for treatment, and police are hunting three men who are believed to have been involved.

Det Con Barry Cairn appealed for anyone with information on the "vicious attack" to come forward.

The three men thought to be involved in the incident were wearing dark clothes and hooded tops, police said.

"We are currently conducting inquiries in an attempt to trace the persons responsible for this vicious attack, which has resulted in the victim suffering serious facial injuries," said Det Con Cairn.

"There would have been a significant disturbance in the area and I would appeal to anyone who either witnessed the incident or saw anyone loitering in the area at the time to contact police immediately."

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