Police seek help after serious assault

Police are anxious to speak to this man.
Police are anxious to speak to this man.

Police are asking for help from the public after a man was seriously assaulted on Victoria Road.

On Monday, at around 6.30pm, the man was assaulted near to Queen’s Park railway station.

While a member of the public stopped to assist the victim, the suspect made off in the direction of Queen’s Park.

Police issued CCTV images of a man they are keen to question in relation to the assault.

He is described as white, aged late 30s to early 40s, five foot seven inches in height, brown hair, medium build and wearing a light-colouredd jumper, dark trousers or jeans and white trainers.

DC Pter McFarlane of Cathcart CID told said: “We’ve issued the image of this man, as we believe he may have information which could assist with our inquiries.

“There seems to be absolutely no reason for the assault — which was severe enough to require stitches.

“The suspect was walking along Victoria Road from the Queen’s Park end of the road. It was still quite early in the evening and it was a bank holiday, so it would have been quite busy at that time of the day with people milling about.

“We know that a man — a member of the public — stopped to help the injured man and pushed the suspect before he ran off towards Queen’s Park. We are keen to speak to this man as he may have information that will help us catch the attacker.”

If anyone can help police with their inquiries, they should contact Cathcart CID via the Police Scotland non-emergency number on 101. Alternatively they can call Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.