Glasgow & West Scotland

Man attacked while trying to help woman in Glasgow

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Image caption The attack happened near Cessnock underground station

A 35-year-old man is in hospital after being attacked in the street while trying to help a woman in Glasgow.

The attack happened on Paisley Road West, near Cessnock underground station, at about 02:20 on Saturday.

Police Scotland said the man left his home to help the young woman, who was involved in a fight with a man.

The couple then both attacked the man, who suffered head, face and hand injuries. He is in a stable condition at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

The male suspect was described as being white, aged between 25 and 30, with very short hair. He was wearing a grey hooded top and was described as "stocky with a chubby face".

Police appeal

The female suspect was white, aged between 17 and 20, with long, straight, black hair and a long, straight fringe. She was wearing a black or grey bomber-style jacket.

A police spokesman said another woman, who was was wearing a green and black dress, was with the couple but was not thought to have taken part in the assault. Police want to speak to her as part of the investigation.

Det Con Mark Hendry said: "A man has gone to a young woman's assistance and has ended up being assaulted himself.

"It's imperative we trace both these people. Although the incident occurred in the early hours of the morning, I am appealing to people who live in that area to contact us with any information they may have regarding the incident or the suspects."

Officers have made door-to-door inquiries and examined CCTV footage as part of the investigation.

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