Glasgow & West Scotland

Five men hunted over street attack in Glasgow

A man who was attacked by five other men in Glasgow has undergone extensive facial surgery and could be scarred for life, police have said.

The 24-year-old left a close on Fairburn Street in the Tollcross area at about 12:45 on Tuesday when he was chased by the men onto Wellshot Road.

He was then dragged onto the road and assaulted with a bladed weapon before the men made off in cars.

Det Con Bernadette Gallagher said the attack was "completely unprovoked".

One of the vehicles was described as a new-shape black Ford Focus, while the other was described as an older-style Peugeot which may have been silver.

'Scarred for life'

The five attackers were are all described as being white with local accents. They were in their late teens and all about 5ft 11in tall.

One of the suspects was wearing a dark blue jogging suit, a second was wearing a "distinctive" purple Nike top and a third man was wearing all black.

There were no further descriptions of the other two men.

The victim was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary where he was treated for his injuries and released. He was due to return to hospital on Wednesday for facial surgery.

Det Con Gallagher, from Strathclyde Police, said: "This seems to be a completely unprovoked attack on this man who is undergoing extensive facial surgery which may leave him scarred for life.

"Wellshot Road would normally be fairly busy at this time of day so I am appealing to anyone who was in the area and saw this attack take place to contact officers as soon as possible."

She also urged anyone with information about the suspects to contact police.

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