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Police hunt for four ‘opportunistic’ men who assaulted and robbed man and woman

Police are on the hunt for four “opportunistic” men who assaulted two people after breaking into a home and then stole a motorbike.

The assault and robbery happened in Southpark Place, Livingston at around 10.30pm on Friday.

The four men entered the address with the apparent intention of stealing the Sur-ron Lightbee electric motorcycle.

Two of the home’s occupants, a 48-year-old man and a woman, 42, were assaulted by the group, who then made off with the vehicle.

Three of the men wore dark clothing and had their faces covered, and the fourth man is described as being in his early 30s with ginger hair.

Detective sergeant Lynn Myles of Livingston CID, said: “This appears to have been an opportunistic crime, but we are carrying out extensive inquiries to establish the full circumstances.

“We are appealing for anyone with information on the incident, or if you believe you saw any suspicious activity in the Southpark Place area, to please come forward.

“We are also asking residents with video doorbells, or passing motorists with dashcams, to contact us as they may have useful footage for our inquiries.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting incident 4068 of 15 March, 2024”.