Man in hospital after 'vicious and brutal' attempted murder

27 August 2018, 07:12


A man was left seriously injured following a "vicious and brutal" attempted murder in Glasgow.

The 59-year-old victim was walking along Riverview Drive around 7.20pm on Saturday when he was attacked with what is believed to be a blade.

He was taken to the city's Queen Elizabeth University Hospital for treatment, and his condition is described as stable.

The male suspect, who ran off towards Springfield Quay, is described as white, tall, of slim build, and wearing a Burberry cap, black jacket, black jogging bottoms, with a black scarf covering his lower half of his face.

Police have appealed for a man and a woman, understood to be with the victim at the time of the attack, to come forward.

Detective Sergeant Nick Gribben said: "This was a vicious and brutal attack which has left the victim with significant injuries and extensive enquiries are underway to find the abhorrent individual responsible.

"From enquiries carried out so far we understand that a man and a woman were possibly with the victim at the time of the incident and were seen running away.

"The man is described as white Scottish, in his 20s, and wearing a black hooded top, and the woman is described as being in her 50s or 60s and wearing an aqua coloured dress with a white cardigan.

"We would appeal to these people to come forward and tell us what they know about what happened.

"Witnesses we've spoken to also reported that a man and women who had been on Paisley Road, adjacent to Riverview Drive at the time, spoke about seeing a black car (possibly a BMW) with black alloy wheels driving at speed away from the scene.

"It is absolutely vital that this man and woman come forward and assist detectives with the investigation."

He added: "We would also appeal to anyone who was in the vicinity of Riverview Drive and may have noticed a car driving off at speed, or a man matching the suspect's description running away, to please get in touch."