Southside assault - police appeal for assistance

Police officers are asking for witnesses to contact them
Police officers are asking for witnesses to contact them

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was seriously assaulted in the Southside of Glasgow on Sunday, February 7.

Around 1.30pm on Sunday afternoon, a 23 year old man and his male friends were walking along Victoria Road, near to Maybank Lane, Queen’s Park, Glasgow, when he was attacked by four or five men who kicked and punched him before making off in the direction of Langside Lane.

He suffered a serious eye injury and was taken by police to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where he was treated and has since been released.

The only description of the attackers available is that they were all white, wearing dark tracksuits and hoodies. One had on a ‘bubble’ jacket and another a grey t-shirt or hooded top. Police Scotland have stated they have no details on age, height etc, at this time.

Detective Constable Jennifer Adams, Cathcart CID, said:“The injured man and his friends were heading to a nearby pub to get on a supporters’ bus when he was attacked.

“At this time, there is nothing to suggest that the incident was football related. The buses weren’t targeted and the young man wasn’t wearing colours. Indeed, from our investigations so far, it is possible that the four or five men picked him believing he was someone else, however, this has still to be confirmed.

“Supporters from the buses outside the pub came to the man’s aid but the men responsible made off – as did the buses - prior to the police arriving. So, I would appeal to anyone who saw what happened or where the suspects came from or ran off to, to contact police.

“Officers are checking CCTV and have been speaking to local businesses but we need those on the buses or who were in the area to get in touch.”

Anyone with information can contact officers at Cathcart Police Office via 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where details can be given in confidence.