Glasgow & West Scotland

Man critically injured in 'gangland attack' in Maryhill

Bryan Hanlon
Image caption Bryan Hanlon suffered head and groin injuries during the attack

A man is critically ill in hospital after what is believed to be an attempted gangland murder in Glasgow.

Bryan Hanlon was driving on Maryhill Road at about 2330 BST on Sunday when his Audi S4 was forced off the road by another vehicle outside Kelvin Campus.

The 26-year-old, who was then attacked with weapons including a hammer, suffered head and groin injuries.

His twin brother James was reportedly injured by a power drill in a gangland attack last week.

Both were said to have been associates of Kevin "Gerbil" Carroll, who was murdered in a suspected gangland attack seven months ago.

The 29-year-old was shot several times in broad daylight while he was parked at Asda in Robroyston.

Ch Insp Grahame Clarke from Strathclyde Police said the latest attack took place after Mr Hanlon's car left the road and crashed into a wall.

"The occupant of the vehicle then left and was subjected to a very brutal and sustained attack at the roundabout, by about six or seven males," he said.

"There is no doubt the intent was to kill him."

He said there had been a good response from the public so far but the force was still looking for people to come forward who saw the cars involved; a dark-coloured 4x4 and a new shaped silver BMW 5 series.

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