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SERIOUS ASSAULT – ST GEORGES CROSS, GLASGOW
Police are appealing to members of the public who may have seen a man being slashed in the face in St George’s Road, Glasgow, on Sunday 25 August 2019 to come forward.
Around 2150 hours last night, a 30 year old man was waiting outside a takeaway on George’s Road, near to Claredon Place, Glasgow, when he heard two men having a heated argument.
As they walked by him, the argument escalated and so he intervened to try and calm the situation. However, one of the men took exception to this and slashed him across the face before running off.
A couple members of the public came to the man’s aid and called an ambulance, however, a family member arrived and took him to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where he remains for treatment. Medical staff describe his condition as stable.
The suspect for the attack is described as white, in his 30s, 5ft8 to 5ft 10 in height, of stocky build, with light brown hair short at the side and a bit longer at the top. He had a Glasgow accent and was wearing a white/cream jumper and blue jeans.
The man he was having the argument with is described as white, in his 30s, 6 ft tall, slim, dark hair, facial hair and had a Glasgow accent. No details on clothing at this time.
Detective Constable Ashley Convery, Drumchapel CID:
“The man sustained a significant facial injury which will leave a permanent scar. From what we know at the moment, the attack seems totally unprovoked and only in response to the injured man trying to calm down an argument.
“Officers have been trawling CCTV to try and identify the man responsible for this attack and we have been in the area speaking to witnesses, however, we are keen to hear from the three people who helped the injured man after the attack. They left before police were called. Their information could prove vital in our investigation.
“This area can be quite busy and from CCTV we can see a number of people and cars in the area at the time of the attack.
“If you were about there at that time, please get in touch with police whether you think so or not, you may have seen or captured something on your dash-cams that will help us find the man responsible.”