Glasgow & West Scotland

Police hunt knife gang over Glasgow murder bid

Hillend Road, near its junction with Eriboll Crescent Image copyright Google
Image caption The attack happened as the man walked along Hillend Road

A man is in hospital after being attacked by a gang armed with knives who then tried to run him over.

Police said the 40-year-old was targeted at 22:25 on Wednesday as he walked along Hillend Road in the Lambhill area of Glasgow.

They said a group of men got out of a dark Volkswagen Golf and attacked the man. He was able to escape to nearby Eriboll Crescent, but the Golf reappeared and tried to run him over.

Police have appealed for witnesses.

The injured man was taken by ambulance to hospital and treated for cuts. Staff have described his condition as stable.

Det Insp Phil Peacock said: "Extensive inquiries are continuing into this incident and at this time, I would urge anyone who saw this vehicle in the local area, or who has any information on the men responsible to come forward."