Glasgow & West Scotland

Three men stabbed outside SECC carnival

Armadillo
Image caption The victims had just got into a car which was parked next to the Armadillo when they were attacked

Three men were stabbed outside a carnival at Glasgow's SECC on New Year's Day, police said.

The group were attacked after getting into a black BMW parked next to the Armadillo after the event, at 2200 GMT.

A group of men - thought to be Asian and in their 30s - emerged from nearby bushes and another group pulled up in a white BMW. The men attacked the vehicle and stabbed three of the occupants.

The three victims, aged 26, 27 and 30 were taken to hospital.

The 30-year old is still in hospital, in a stable condition, while the other two have since been released.

The fourth person in the car, a 17-year-old boy, was uninjured.

Strathclyde Police said several of the attackers ran off across the Bells Bridge towards the BBC Scotland building, while the others got back into the vehicle and made off towards the Broomielaw area.

Det Con Alan McArthur said: "Our inquiries are still at an early stage, and at this time we have no clear motive for the assault.

"We have been speaking with as many people as possible that were at the carnival last night; however there may be potential witnesses who left prior to us attending.

"I would appeal to anyone who saw the disturbance take place that hasn't spoken to police to contact us as a matter of urgency."

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