Man attacked with knife in serious assault in Govan

Police are investigating after a man was attacked by a group of up to five men.
Police are investigating after a man was attacked by a group of up to five men.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was seriously assaulted in Govan in the early hours of Friday (August 10).

Around 12.25am on Friday, a 53-year-old man was walking along Govan Road near Broomloan Road, Govan, when he was attacked by up to five men, sustaining a cut on his head by one armed with a knife.

He was taken by ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where he was treated and has since been released.

Detective Sergeant Nick Gribben, Govan CID, said: “The man had been out for the night and was heading to meet up with his brother when he was attacked by the group.

“At this time we have no indication as to why he was targeted and we know already from our house to house enquiries that there was a disturbance in the street, so we would appeal to anyone who was either in the area and saw what happened or who has any information that will assist our investigation to come forward.

“At the moment the only description of the attackers was that they were maybe in their 20s.”

Information can be passed to the CID at Govan Police Office, Helen Street, Glasgow, via 101. Quote incident number 0214 10 August 2018 when calling. Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be called in confidence on 0800 555 111.