Glasgow & West Scotland

Woman suffers facial injuries in Glasgow street robbery

A woman is being treated for facial injuries after being knocked to the ground, assaulted and robbed of her rucksack in a Glasgow street.

The attack happened in Rowan Road, near Bellahouston Park, at about 03:30 on Sunday.

The 45-year-old was punched or kicked in the face by the man, who she had been walking with from Union Street.

The robber was described as black, in his late 20s to early 30s, 6ft tall, wearing glasses and a black hooded top.

He had met the victim in the city centre earlier and offered to walk with her.

They walked down Union Street onto Argyle Street, Robertson Street and onto the Broomielaw.

From there they crossed over the Squiggly Bridge onto Morrison Street, along Paisley Road West before turning up Dumbreck Road and into Rowan Road.

The attacker then either pushed or punched the woman to the ground and tried to steal her bag. She attempted to struggle and the man punched or kicked her in the face and ran off with the bag.

The victim flagged down a passing police car and was taken to hospital where she is being treated for facial injuries.

The stolen bag was a black leather-type rucksack with gold zip and it contained some personal items although no money.

Police are carrying out door-to-door inquiries and examining CCTV footage. Officers appealed for anyone who saw the woman walking with the man to contact them.

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