Glasgow & West Scotland

Man stabbed in Castlemilk after assisting neighbour

A man has been stabbed in Glasgow's Castlemilk area after intervening when his neighbour's windows were smashed early on Saturday.

The 22-year-old was at home in Oaktree Gardens when he became aware of a disturbance outside at about 01:50.

His 54-year-old neighbour was arguing with four men who had smashed his windows, and were armed with weapons.

The younger man went outside but was chased by two men and stabbed. He was seriously injured and is in hospital.

He is in a stable condition in the city's Victoria Infirmary.

'Nasty attack'

The 54-year-old suffered minor injuries and was released after hospital treatment.

Det Con Marc Kelly said: "This was a particularly nasty attack on a young man who was simply enjoying an evening within his own home when it appears a group of men turned up and smashed his neighbour's windows in the early hours of the morning.

"When he intervened in the disturbance he received very serious injuries.

"I'd like to appeal to anyone who was within the vicinity of Oaktree Gardens at the time of the incident to get in touch with myself or my colleagues."

Two of the suspects are aged 20-30. One has blond hair, was wearing a short black bomber style jacket and was carrying a piece of wood. The other had dark hair, was a medium build and carrying a large knife.

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