Elderly man attacked on busy Shawlands street

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A man was rushed to hospital with head injuries after being seriously assaulted on a busy Shawlands street.

The incident took place at 11.05am on Tuesday. The 69-year-old was walking on Kilmarnock Road at the junction with Carment Drive when a man walking in the opposite direction, towards the city centre, turned and hit him on the back of the head.

The victim was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, where he is currently being treated.

The suspect is thought to be in his fifties, around 6ft tall and of stocky build. He was wearing dark, thick glasses, a dark tammy-style hat, grey jumper, black body warmer and dark trousers.

DC Mark Hendry, of Cathcart CID, said: “This is a particularly appalling assault on an elderly man who was walking on his own down a busy main street in Glasgow’s southside.

“We are not aware of the suspect’s motivation to attack the man as we don’t believe he stole any of his possessions.

“The attack took place outside a number of shops and workers may have seen it happen.

“The suspect ran down Carment Drive towards Tassie Street and I am appealing to any residents, motorists or people who may have been walking in the area and who could have seen the suspect, to contact police with any information that could help the inquiry by phoning 101.

“Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.”