Police appeal – Serious assault Maryhill

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SERIOUS ASSAULT – MARYHILL

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following an assault which occurred in the Maryhill area on Thursday 15 November 2018.

 

Around 10.40am a 36 year old man was leaving Maryhill Leisure Centre with his partner when they were noticed a man running towards them on Gairbraid Avenue.

 

They were chased back into the reception area where the man was assaulted by the suspect.

 

The suspect then made off on foot a short time later onto Gairbraid Avenue, heading west.

 

Emergency services attended and the victim was taken to the Glasgow Queen Elizabeth Hospital for treatment. Medical staff describe his condition as stable.

 

The suspect is described as a white, late 20’s to mid 30’s, stocky muscular build, wearing a black Puffa Style Jacket, black jogging bottoms and a purple skip hat.

 

Detective Constable Andrew Barbour from Maryhill CID:

 

“This appears to have been a targeted attack on the victim and extensive enquiries are ongoing to establish a motive and trace the man responsible.

 

“We understand that the suspect was loitering around the Gairbraid Avenue area for around half an hour prior to the incident and there were also a number of members of the public in the reception of the leisure centre when the attack took place.

 

“I am appealing to anyone with information that could assist the investigation to please come forward. In particular I would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the assault within the leisure centre or who may have noticed the suspect hanging around beforehand. I would also ask any drivers who were in the area to review their dash cams to see if they have captured the suspect or anything which could be of significance.

 

“Anyone with Information is asked to contact Maryhill CID via 101, quoting reference number 1066 of the 15 of November 2018.  Alternatively, please call CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.”

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