Glasgow & West Scotland

Man attacked by men with weapons in Govanhill

Police in Glasgow have appealed for information after a man was seriously assaulted by two armed men as he made his way home from a pub.

The attack happened on McNeil Street in the Govanhill area between 23:30 and 00:00 on Sunday.

The 45-year-old was approached by two men carrying weapons who then assaulted him.

Detectives want to speak to a taxi driver who helped the man and called the emergency services.

The victim was taken to Glasgow's Victoria Infirmary for treatment.

'Unprovoked attack'

The first suspect was described as white, about 6ft, wearing dark clothing with a scarf covering his face, and carrying a baseball bat.

The other man was white, about 5ft 10in, wearing dark clothes and a balaclava.

Det Sgt Greig Wilkie, from Police Scotland, said: "This was a terrifying, seemingly unprovoked attack on a man who was simply making his way home after a night in his local public house during the holiday weekend.

"I would like to appeal directly to the taxi driver who stopped and assisted the man. He may have vital information which could assist with our inquiry.

"Additionally, I'd like to speak to anyone who may have been in the local area around when the attack happened."

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