Glasgow & West Scotland

Man attacked as he left pub in Easterhouse

A 43-year-old man has been seriously injured in a "violent" attack as he left a pub in Glasgow.

Police said he was assaulted as he got into a taxi outside the Brig Tavern in Easterhouse Road at about 0005 BST.

Another man pulled him out of the private hire car and seriously assaulted him.

He was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary where he was being treated for facial injuries. Detectives appealed for witnesses to come forward.

The attacker was described as white, 40-45 years of age, 5ft 8ins in height and of slim build. He was wearing a dark-coloured jacket, jeans and a white T-shirt. He also wore glasses.

Det Con Nicola Kilbane, from Strathclyde Police, said: "At the time of the incident, the nearby pub had just closed, and I am sure that there are people who witnessed this violent attack take place, who have not yet come forward to police.

"I would like to speak to anyone who saw this incident take place - in particular, I would like to speak to the driver of the private hire taxi, who drove off before police arrival."

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