Glasgow & West Scotland

Appeal after man hurt in East Kilbride bottle attack

A man has suffered serious facial injuries after being hit by a bottle in East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire.

The 43-year-old was attacked on a footpath near the town's Churchill Avenue at about 16:00 on 11 August.

The bottle was thrown by one of four men who were sitting on a grass verge.

The victim sought medical help weeks later due to continuing pain from his injuries, and contacted police after being told that he would require surgery.

Detectives have appealed for witnesses.

The suspects are described as white, Scottish, and are all aged between 20 and 24 years.

One man is thought to have been wearing a grey jumper and a hat.

Det Con Iain McCulloch, of Strathclyde Police, said: "This man was unaware of the extent of his injuries until he sought medical treatment three weeks later.

"Once it became apparent that he was seriously injured he contacted police.

"I am appealing for anyone who was in the area around the Churchill Avenue footpath on Friday 11 August and who saw a group of men to contact officers."

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