A ROAD rage incident near Drem saw a man suffer a serious injury to his face.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 59-year-old man was assaulted near the village's train station.

The incident happened between 2pm and 3pm last Sunday (November 26) on the B1377.

The man was driving his blue Land Rover Discovery towards East Fortune when a grey Volkswagen Golf approached from the opposite direction, travelling towards Drem.

Both drivers got out of their cars and the driver of the Land Rover was then assaulted, suffering a serious injury to his face.

The man was treated at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary before being released.

The suspect is described as a white man, aged about 35, 5ft 9ins, of stocky build with short brown hair. He was described as wearing a grey t-shirt and blue jeans and spoke with a local accent.

Detective Constable Stephanie Sword of Dalkeith CID said: “The victim has sustained a serious injury as a result of this assault which requires further medical treatment.

“I am appealing for anyone who was driving along the B1377 in the Drem and East Fortune areas on the afternoon of Sunday, November 26, and who saw a grey-coloured Volkswagen Golf to get in touch.

“Similarly I would ask anyone who recognises the description of the suspect, or has knowledge of anyone that is known to drive a grey Volkswagen Golf in the Drem area, to contact police as soon as possible to help with our enquiries.”

Chief Inspector Matt Paden, local area commander for East Lothian, said: “Road rage incidents are unacceptable and thankfully rare in East Lothian.

"Nevertheless we are treating this incident seriously and I would encourage any members of the public to come forward with information.”

Contact Dalkeith CID via 101, quoting incident number 2187 of December 3, or report information anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.