Glasgow & West Scotland

Romanian stabbed in street attack

A Romanian man is being treated in hospital after being stabbed in an unprovoked attack in Glasgow.

The 23-year-old was stabbed in the abdomen after being approached by a man who threatened him with a knife and demanded money.

The incident occurred on Coburg Street, just south of the River Clyde, as the Romanian was making his way home from a city centre pub.

Police described it as a "truly shocking crime".

After being stabbed, the victim managed to push his assailant away and run along Norfolk Street and into Bridge Street, where two men came to his aid.

A passing police car was flagged down and the injured man was taken to Victoria Infirmary, where he was said to be in a stable condition.

'Truly shocking'

Det Con Alan Cuthbert from Gorbals CID said: "This is a truly shocking crime, one which could have had more serious consequences if the victim had been stabbed elsewhere.

"Officers have been making inquiries at the scene and indeed the route he walked home throughout the night, and we would now like to appeal to potential witnesses to come forward."

Police would like to hear from anyone who was in the area of Carlton Place/Coburg Street/Norfolk Street and Bridge Street at about 0030 BST on Sunday.

The suspect is described as being aged 30 or older. He was wearing a green jacket and a cap at the time of the attack.

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