Glasgow & West Scotland

Man, 73, attacked in his parked car in Glasgow

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Image caption The victim of the assault had parked his car on St James Road

A 73-year-old man has been seriously assaulted as he sat in his parked car using his mobile phone.

The attack took place at about 14:30 on Thursday on St James Road in Glasgow, near the University of Strathclyde.

Two men pulled open the car door and assaulted their victim with what police have described as "a sharp implement".

The injured man was released after treatment at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, although police have said he will require further treatment.

The 73-year-old's car is a yellow Skoda Fabia. Officers want to speak to anyone who may have seen the car or the attack.

'Callous attack'

The suspects were both wearing dark clothing and had hoods up which disguised their faces. They made off on foot.

Police are currently reviewing CCTV in the area and are making door-to-door inquiries.

Det Con Vicky Martin said: "This was a callous attack on an elderly man who has now been left with serious facial injuries.

"We still have to establish exactly why this assault took place, and therefore we are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time to think back.

"The attack took place in a busy part of the city, near a college and a university. Did they see two men approaching a yellow car?

"We would ask anyone with any information to contact us."

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