Man in hospital with 'life-threatening injuries' after stabbing at rail station

17 June 2019, 08:24

British Transport Police

A man is in hospital with what have been described as "life-threatening injuries" after being stabbed at a rail station in East Dunbartonshire.

The incident happened in the early hours of Sunday morning at Westerton station in Bearsden, on the outskirts of Glasgow.

Following an altercation with another man who was part of a larger group, the man received a single stab wound. He is currently receiving treatment.

British Transport Police (BTP) are now appealing for information about the incident, and are keen to trace a taxi driver who dropped the suspect off at the station just beforehand.

DC Lorna White from British Transport Police said: "This was a very serious incident and we are urgently appealing for witnesses to get in touch.

"In particular, we are keen to trace the driver of a dark coloured taxi which dropped off the suspect at the station just moments before the assault at approximately 1.15am.

"If you were this driver, or were near to Westerton station please get in touch as soon as possible."

Officers have also issued descriptions of four people they wish to speak to in connection with the incident.

The first man was white, of a slim build, in his late teens, wearing a black baseball cap with black jumper, black body warmer and black jogging bottoms.

The second man was also white and of slim build, late teens and had short dark shaven hair.

He was wearing a grey jumper with red, white and black shapes on the chest, and blue jogging bottoms and grey trainers.

The third man was white, of large build, in his late teens and wearing a black and olive green North Face jacket and black trainers.

The woman was white, of slim build, in her late teens with long dark hair. She was wearing a yellow/green jumper, blue jeans and blue and white trainers.

Anyone with any information should contact BTP by sending a text to 61016, by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 37 of 16/06/2019, or calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.