A Longniddry dad suffered a smashed cheekbone and eye socket when he was ambushed by a gang of youths as he walked home with his teenage son on Saturday night.
John Ferguson (47) was set upon by seven yobs during the unprovoked beating outside the Royal British Legion club just after midnight– and now needs surgery to repair his face.
Son Andrew (18) sustained a black eye as he tried to protect his dad. Police have launched a hunt for the culprits.
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