Youths try to kill man after he asks for directions

6 April 2018, 12:27

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Two boys launched a "violent and brutal attack" on a man in an attempted murder, after he asked for directions.

The 21-year-old was on the Clyde walkway in Glasgow at around 5pm on Thursday when the assault happened.

He was near the Euro Hostel, Broomielaw when he stopped to ask two young women for directions.

Two boys - thought to be aged between 12 and 16 - then attacked the man before running off toward the Riverboat Casino with the women.

Detective Sergeant Alan Moir said: "This was a violent and brutal attack which has left a man with incredibly serious injuries. It is vital that we trace those responsible.

"We know from CCTV that the first boy threw a black jacket into the river as he ran off from the scene and therefore we are asking people to think back, were you in the area around the time of the attack?

"Did you see anybody throwing anything into the water or running from the area?

"It was still early in the evening and there would have been people going home from work and out walking, running or cycling.

"If anyone has any information we would urge you to come forward and contact us."

The first boy had dark hair and was wearing black trousers, trainers and a grey North Face hooded top.

The second boy had fair hair and was wearing a white and red Lacoste hooded top, blue tracksuit bottoms and black trainers. He was carrying a black rucksack.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Stewart Street CID via 101, quoting incident number 2669 of April 5, or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.