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Police stabbing probe outside Cessnock subway station

Cessnock subway station
Image caption Cessnock subway station has been closed as police investigate the incident

A station on Glasgow's subway route was closed for several hours after a man was discovered nearby with stab wounds.

Police said the 21-year-old was found injured within a close of a block of flats in Harley Street, in the city's Cessnock area, at about 0020 GMT.

He is currently in a critical condition in the Southern General Hospital.

Cessnock subway station reopened shortly after 1300 GMT. Strathclyde Police are treating the incident as attempted murder.

Driver sought

Det Insp Scott McMillan said: "Officers are currently carrying out extensive inquiries in the Harley Street area in an effort to gather more information on this crime and those responsible.

"At this early stage, I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed this crime, or has information that may assist the police investigation to come forward as a matter of urgency.

"I would also like to speak to the driver of a small hatchback car that was seen in the Harley Street area around the time of the incident. I would ask the occupants of that vehicle to come forward to police as they may have information that is vital to this investigation."

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport, which operates the Subway, said: "Cessnock Station is closed due to a police incident in the immediate area.

"The subway system is running normal services on both circles. Ibrox and Kinning Park stations are the nearest alternative to Cessnock."

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