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Passenger attacks mother on motorway in West Lothian

A mother, who had her four-month-old baby with her, has been attacked by a passenger in her car as she drove on the motorway in West Lothian.

The 34-year-old woman was "driving at speed" when she was attacked by the man in her blue Citroen C1 car.

She pulled over after the incident, which happened on the M9 between the Forth Road Bridge and Linlithgow at 00:40 on Wednesday.

The man got out of the car. Two men in another car stopped to help the woman.

The woman had suffered a minor head injury but was able to drive on.

Police are following a positive line of inquiry in relation to the assault but are keen to find the two men who helped her.

Sgt Stuart McKissock, of Police Scotland, said: "Thankfully the woman only sustained a minor head injury and was able to leave the area.

"Nevertheless we are eager to trace the two male witnesses who came to the aid of the female driver.

"I would urge anyone who was on the M9 and saw the incident, or knows who the two witnesses may be, to come forward and contact us immediately."

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