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Man stabbed in leg during Airdrie street attack

A 31-year-old man has been stabbed in the leg during an apparently unprovoked street attack in North Lanarkshire.

The victim had earlier talked to a man in a local fast food shop but was then attacked by him in Shanks Street, Airdrie, at 16:00 on Thursday.

He was treated for a facial injury and a stab wound to his leg at Monklands General Hospital.

The suspect is described as white, about 30 years old and was wearing a white t-shirt and white hooded top.

Det Con John Currie, of Police Scotland, said: "It would appear that this was a totally unprovoked attack and at this time, we have been unable to establish a motive.

"I would appeal to anyone who was in the area of Shanks Street around 1600 hours on Thursday afternoon and saw the men walking together or witnessed the attack to come forward."

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