Glasgow & West Scotland

Man stabbed in 'random' attack in Gorbals

A 27-year-old man is in a stable condition in hospital after being stabbed in a "random" attack in the Gorbals area of Glasgow.

Police said the man and three friends left a pub just after midnight and were walking along Gorbals Street.

They were approached by two young men and two women.

Officers said there was an "altercation" between one of the men and the 27-year-old man which resulted in him being stabbed.

The suspect is described as white and in his late teens or early 20s. He had a local accent and was wearing a dark puffa jacket.

Det Con Mark Hendry said: "This attack is completely random, there was some sort of altercation prior to the attack and we are in the process of establishing the exact circumstances around that.

"However, a 27-year-old man has been seriously assaulted with no clear motive when on a night out with friends and it's imperative we trace those responsible.

"This is a busy thoroughfare with many people either on foot or in cars or taxis - if you think you saw anything or have any knowledge of the crime or the suspects which could assist our investigation, please do get in touch."

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