Glasgow & West Scotland

Teenager stabbed in unprovoked attack in Glasgow

A 17-year-old man has been stabbed in an "unprovoked" attack as he walked home from a night out in Glasgow.

Police said he was involved in an exchange with two men as he made his way along Wallacewell Road, in the Balornock area of the city, at about 0420 BST.

Detectives said they were were treating the attack as attempted murder.

They said the victim could have died had local residents not come to his aid and called the emergency services.

The suspects made off along Wallacewell Road.

The victim then ran along Wallacewell Road onto Briarcroft Road, where he was helped by local residents.

He was taken by ambulance to Glasgow Royal Infirmary and has been transferred to Gartnavel Hospital for further treatment.

The two attackers were described as white males with local accents.

Det Sgt Paul Sharp said: "This young man is very lucky to be alive following this unprovoked attack. Had it not been for the help of local residents he may well have lost his life.

"Officers are carrying out extensive inquiries, including door-to-door and checking CCTV, in order to identify those responsible for this attempted murder.

"I would appeal to anyone who was around the vicinity of Wallacewell Road, either on foot or in a taxi, near the time of the incident to contact us as soon as possible."

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