Glasgow & West Scotland

Couple injured in Glasgow takeaway assault

A man and woman have been injured after being attacked at a fast food outlet in Glasgow on Sunday night.

The suspect began to argue with the woman, 29, and man, 58, in Tasty Bites, Paisley Road West, at about 23:30.

Outside the shop, he punched the man on the face, then punched and kicked the woman to the ground before being pushed off by two passers-by.

The woman is being treated at the Southern General Hospital. The man did not require medical treatment.

The suspect made off in the direction of Cessnock after the attack.

'Unprovoked attack'

He is described as being white, aged between 30 and 40 years old, between 5ft 10in and 6ft tall, with short dark hair.

At the time of the attack he was wearing a dark coloured jacket, white top and jeans.

Det Con Raymond Hunter, of Strathclyde Police, said: "This would appear to be a totally unprovoked attack on the couple who had been enjoying an evening out.

"I would urge anyone who was in Paisley Road West, near to Paisley Road Toll, around 23:30 hours on Sunday 28 October and witnessed this attack to contact police immediately.

"I'm especially interested in talking to the man and woman who came to the victims' assistance and pushed the suspect away. Without their intervention this could have been much worse."

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