Glasgow & West Scotland

Men stabbed outside Glasgow music venue

Strathclyde Police uniform
Image caption Police said there were plenty of people around when both attacks took place

Two men were treated in hospital for stab wounds after a fight broke out outside a Glasgow music venue.

The incident happened outside the Renfrew Ferry, in the Anderston area of the city, shortly after midnight on Saturday.

The pair were standing chatting to a group of four men and four girls when an argument broke out and the men were seriously assaulted.

A man was also attacked in the Pollok area in the early hours of Sunday.

After the assault outside the Renfrew Ferry, the men were treated for stab wounds at Glasgow Royal Infirmary before being released.

The two suspects are said to be 5ft 10in and of stocky build. One was wearing a yellow long-sleeved top and denims and the other a grey top.

No descriptions are available for the other two men.

The girls are described as all being between 15 to 18-years-old.

Det Con Lyn Ferguson said: "The men had been out for a cigarette when they got chatting to a group of people, however, words were exchanged and they were attacked.

"There would have been plenty people about at that time of night and I am sure someone would have seen the attack or have information that will help us with our inquiries."

Strathclyde Police said there was another serious assault in the Pollok area of the city in the early hours of Sunday.

A 49-year-old man left the Nai Roo pub on Nitshill Road shortly before 0100 BST to go to the BP petrol station next door.

As he walked across the forecourt, he was approached by a man who started talking to him.

'Many customers'

A short time later, the victim was found with serious injuries, lying on the ground behind the petrol station.

He was taken by ambulance to the Southern General Hospital, where he is still being treated.

Det Con Lauren Docherty said: "We have been checking CCTV in and around the area of the petrol station and I would appeal to the many customers who were queuing up on the forecourt around the time of the incident, who may have seen the two men talking at the petrol station, to come forward.

"They may hold information which could lead us to the man responsible for this violent attack.

"I am also keen to trace the driver of a white Transit van who was at the petrol station at the time."

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