Shawlands attack victim was pushing a three-year-old in pram

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A “gaunt”-looking thug assaulted and injured a man pushing a three-year-old boy in a pram in Shawlands’ Vennard Gardens this morning.

The 26-year-old victim, later described as “stable” in hospital, was attacked at around 10.55am after he refused to hand over his phone.

Detective Constable Gary Cassidy from the Community Investigation Unit based at Govan said: “This appears to have been a random attack in broad daylight and to target an innocent member of the public with a young child is utterly despicable.

“Thankfully the child was not injured and appeared to be unaware of what was happening, however it is absolutely imperative that we trace the callous individual responsible.

“Extensive enquiries are underway to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident and I would appeal to anyone who witnessed what happened to please come forward.

“Additional patrols will be in the area to provide reassurance to the local community and I would urge anyone with information or concerns to approach the officers who will be happy to assist you.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact the Community Investigation Unit based at Govan via 101 and quote incident number 1585 of Saturday October 28, 2017.

Alternatively you can call CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 where details can be given in confidence.”