Can you help police in serious assault case?

Police are appealing for information
Police are appealing for information

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a 48 year-old man was seriously assaulted in Govanhill on Tuesday,November 22.

Around 11.40pm on Tuesday evening, the 48 year-old man was walking past Coplaw Street at the junction with Langside Road. At that time, he was approached by another man who began kicking and punching him to the ground. At the same time, a silver motor vehicle entered Coplaw Street which caused the attack to stop. The attacker then made off in the direction of Govanhill Park on foot.

The 48 year-old man was taken by ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital to receive treatment for his injuries. He was released the following morning.

The suspect is described as being a male of medium height and build who was wearing dark clothing at the time of the attack.

Detective Constable Stuart MacLennan, based at Cathcart Police Office said: “At this time, police believe this incident to be an entirely unprovoked attack on a man who was simply walking his dog. He was left with serious injuries as a consequence of this violent attack.

“We have been analysing available CCTV and conducting door to door enquiries to establish the circumstances surrounding this incident. From what we understand, a silver car entered Coplaw Street, which causes the suspect to flee the area. I would appeal to the driver who may have witnessed the attack to come forward. You may have information that can help us identify the suspect.

“If anyone witnessed the disturbance, or witnessed a man running down Coplaw Street towards Govanhill Park on Tuesday night, please contact Detectives based at Cathcart via 101.”

Alternatively you can contact CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 where information can be given in complete confidence.