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Glasgow Nautical College student attacked by five men

Police are hunting five men who attacked a teenage student in Glasgow after asking him for cigarettes.

The 18-year-old was assaulted on the south bank of the Clyde walkway - near Victoria Bridge, behind the Central Mosque - at about 1750 BST on Saturday.

During the attack, the student was hit over the head with a bottle and set upon by the five men.

The teenager was treated in hospital for a cut on his head after raising the alarm at the city's Nautical College.

'Shocking attack'

The suspects are described as white and between 19 and 25 years of age.

One of the men was wearing a white t-shirt and jogging bottoms and another was wearing a yellow t-shirt and dark jogging bottoms.

Det Con Barry Hughes, from Strathclyde Police, said: "This was a shocking attack on a young man who had left college and was simply minding his own business and making his way to work.

"It's absolutely galling to think that he was attacked just because he didn't have cigarettes.

"We have been scouring CCTV footage since the incident and I would appeal to any motorists or pedestrians who were in the area at the time and may have seen or heard a disturbance to contact police as soon as possible."

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