Taxi Passenger Taken To A&E After Glasgow Attack

8 February 2016, 11:56

A taxi passenger was attacked after a man opened the car door and repeatedly struck him while stopped at traffic lights.

The assault, which police believe was a random attack, happened in the Battlefield area of Glasgow at about 12.40am on Sunday.

The 57-year-old and his wife, also 57, were in the black cab on Battlefield Road at the junction with Cathcart Road when a man opened the door and hit him with a heavy object before running off.

The taxi driver drove the couple to a local police station and the man was then taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where he was treated for a facial injury.

Detective Constable Ian Thomson said: "We are currently carrying out inquiries in the area and examining CCTV to try and gain information in what would appear to be a totally random attack with no apparent motive.

"I'd like to speak to anyone who was in the area of Battlefield Road prior to this incident taking place and may have seen the suspect hanging around the area.

"I'd also like to speak to anyone who actually witnessed the assault or who saw the suspect running off afterwards.''

The suspect is described as in his 30s, about 5ft 6ins or 5ft 7ins, slim and with short dark hair.

He was wearing a dark shirt and dark trousers. He was last seen heading towards the old Victoria Infirmary.