UPDATE - Attempted murder on Battlefield street

Police have renewed their appeal following the incident
Police have renewed their appeal following the incident

A man has been hospitalised after being stabbed on a southside street, in an incident Police Scotland are treating as attempted murder.

Detectives are continuing enquiries after a take-away delivery driver was serious assaulted in the Battlefield area, Glasgow.

Around 9.40pm, police received a report that a man had been injured in Carmichael Place, Battlefield. The victim, a 55-year-old man, was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where he is being treated for stab wounds. Medical staff have described his condition as stable.

The incident is being treated as an attempted murder.

Officers have been carrying out door-to-door enquiries and gathering CCTV images from in and around the area to establish what took place.

So far enquiries have revealed that the 55-year-old man was attacked, possibly by two men who were seen in the area at the time of the incident.

The men are described as white, in their mid 20s and wearing dark coloured hooded tops.

One of the men is around 5’-10 in height with a medium build. The other man is described as slightly taller with dark eyebrows and a ‘square’ jaw.

Detective Sergeant John Stewart said: “There appears to be no motive for this attack and it’s important we establish how the man came about his injuries. We are of course looking at CCTV images which may provide us with more detailed information, however I would like to appeal to anyone who was in the area around the time of the incident to get in touch with us, if you saw anything you think was a little odd then please pass your information to officers.

“I would like to assure members of the community that a significant amount of work is being undertaken in this investigation and additional police patrols will be in the area to provide reassurance to local residents.“

Anyone with information is asked to contact officers at Helen Street or Cathcart Police Offices on the non-emergency number, 101. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously.