63 Year old man slashed in the Gorbals area

Glasgow News 

SERIOUS ASSAULT – GLASGOW

Detectives at Greater Glasgow CID are continuing enquiries and appealing for witnesses following the serious assault of 63 year old man in the Gorbals area of Glasgow on Thursday 19 July 2018.

Around 6.30pm, the 63 year old was walking with a colleague on Carlton Place, near to Glasgow Sheriff Court, when he was approached from behind by a man who attacked him with a bladed weapon. The man then got into a white coloured saloon car and sped off down Carlton Place, onto South Portland Street and in the direction of Ballater Street.

Emergency services attended, and the victim was taken by ambulance to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital for treatment to a significant number of injuries to his face and body. He has since underwent surgery and medical staff describe his condition as serious but stable.

The suspect is described as white, aged around 30 years old, of skinny build, around 5ft 10/6ft in height and of gaunt appearance. He was also wearing a grey hoodie.

Officers working on the investigation are carrying out door to door enquiries and checking all available CCTV in an effort to identify the man responsible.

Detective Inspector John Morrison, who is leading on this investigation, said:

“This was frankly a terrifying incident for the victim who was simply walking with his colleague when he was attacked. Our enquiries so far have revealed that the victim was the intended target, therefore this was not carried out at random. Nevertheless, it does not make it any less serious. The victim sustained very serious injuries in the attack and as a result, he will be left scarred for life.

“It is important that we trace the person responsible as soon as possible. He is dangerous and must be caught. We are following up enquiries in relation to the car he used and have seized CCTV from the area, which is being studied by my team of detectives. Indiscriminate acts of violence such as this will not be tolerated. We would ask that anyone who may have witnessed the attack, or who may have any information which could assist with our enquiries to contact police as a matter of urgency.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via 101, quoting reference number 3320 of 19th July 2018.

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