Glasgow & West Scotland

Man, 39, hit by car and stabbed in Tollcross

Police are treating an attack on a man who was struck by a car, assaulted and then stabbed as attempted murder.

The 39-year-old was walking along Tollcross Road, in Glasgow's east end, at 16:30 on Monday when a silver car mounted the pavement and struck him.

Four men then got out of the car and attacked him, during which he suffered a serious stab wound to his back.

The victim is in a serious but stable condition in hospital. Police have appealed for witnesses to contact them.

The silver-coloured car was driven at the 39-year-old from Sorby Street.

Police have issued limited descriptions for three of the four suspects but all were known to be white.

Motive 'unclear'

Two were aged in their 20s, about 5ft 8in tall and thinly built.

The third suspect was described as about 50 with grey, thinning hair.

Officers are gathering CCTV images from the local area and conducting door-to-door inquiries.

Det Sgt Kenny McCartney said: "The motive for this attack is unclear although enquiries so far have revealed that the man may have been targeted.

"At the time of the incident this area would have been busy with people and traffic. The Parkhead bus depot is not far from where the attack took place and it's possible that someone may have driven past and witnessed the attack or noticed the silver car.

"I would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time to get in touch with us."

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