Glasgow & West Scotland

Man injured in hammer attack on Glasgow street

Police are hunting an attacker who hit a man in the face with a hammer in an unprovoked attack in Glasgow.

Two men were standing on the street when another man approached them and began speaking to them. He then attacked one of the men, hitting him in the face with a hammer.

The assault took place at Asda on Gorstan Road in Summerston about 09:10 on Thursday.

The 35-year-old victim was taken to the Western Infirmary.

Police have been checking CCTV footage from the area and are appealing for witnesses.

The suspect was described as white, about 5ft 9in with a stocky build. He was clean shaven and wearing a black hooded top with yellow stripes and a yellow logo on the front.

Det Sgt Lesley Ann McGee said: "The victim has had to have treatment for a facial injury after this man lashed out for no apparent reason.

"We will be checking CCTV images from the area and the surrounding areas in an effort to find out more detail about the suspect.

"This is a busy area and there would have been a lot of people around at the time of the crime, although the suspect was wearing a dark-coloured top, it did have bright yellow stripes and a yellow logo which people may remember seeing."

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