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Man injured in baseball bat attack in Glasgow

Inverleith Street, Glasgow Image copyright Google

A man was attacked by three men with baseball bats after being involved in an earlier argument with another man, police have said.

The 26-year-old was left with life-threatening injuries after the assault in Inverleith Street in Glasgow at about 20:00 on Sunday.

Prior to the attack he had been in a "verbal altercation" with a driver on Murrayfield Street.

Police said the two incidents could be linked.

They are treating the attack, which happened as the man walked along Inverleith Street near Craigleith Street, as attempted murder.

'Violent attack'

The three suspects had been travelling in a silver Ford transit van with dark coloured racing stripes over the bonnet, and made off in the same vehicle.

The victim was taken to the Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

In the earlier incident on Murrayfield Street, the 26-year-old argued with a man driving an old-style silver Vauxhall Corsa who then drove off through a red light onto Carntyne Road.

Det Con David Adam said: "This would appear to have been an unprovoked and violent attack which left a man with life-threatening injuries and therefore it is vital that we trace the men involved.

"There is a Chinese takeaway (Panda Chinese Takeaway) near to where the first altercation took place on Murrayfield Street and we would appeal to anyone who was in the area who may have seen an altercation take place to come forward.

"We are asking you to think back - were you on Murrayfield Street, Carntyne Road or Inverleith Street that night? Did you see anything suspicious or any vehicles matching the descriptions?

Police urged anyone who may have dash-cam footage to contact them.

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