Man Stabbed In Face At Train Station

30 June 2017, 15:18

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A man was stabbed in the face at a train station in South Lanarkshire during rush-hour.

The serious assault happened at about 9am at Cambuslang on Friday.

A man in his 40s suffered a puncture wound to his face and was taken to hospital following treatment. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Officers from British Transport Police (BTP) and Scottish Ambulance Service paramedics attended.

Police said they were also keen to speak to anyone who witnessed an altercation on Queens Avenue shortly beforehand involving a man on foot and a taxi occupant.

Investigating officer DI Grant Cathcart said: "This was a particularly nasty assault during a busy period in the morning and I am appealing for witnesses to come forward.

"We know the station was busy with passengers at the time.

"If you travelled through this station at approximately 9am and witnessed an altercation, please get in touch as soon as possible.

"Our investigation is fast-moving and we are examining a number of positive lines of enquiry whilst we aim to understand exactly how this man came to receive his injuries.''

BTP urged anyone with information to text 61016 or call 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 132 of Friday June 30 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.