Glasgow & West Scotland

Man pushing pram assaulted in Glasgow street

Police at scene

A man who was pushing a three-year-old boy in a pram has been attacked in a Glasgow street after he failed to hand over his mobile phone to a stranger.

Police said the 26-year-old man was walking along Vennard Gardens in Shawlands at about 11:00 with the child when the incident happened.

The victim was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where his condition is described as stable.

The child was uninjured. Police have appealed for witnesses.

They described the attack by a "gaunt" perpetrator as "despicable" and "callous".

'Absolutely imperative'

Det Con Gary Cassidy said: "This appears to have been a random attack in broad daylight and to target an innocent member of the public with a young child is utterly despicable.

"Thankfully the child was not injured and appeared to be unaware of what was happening, however, it is absolutely imperative that we trace the callous individual responsible.

"Extensive inquiries are under way to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident and I would appeal to anyone who witnessed what happened to please come forward."

Det Con Cassidy said additional police patrols would be in the area to provide reassurance to the local community.

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