Wo­man­suf­fers bro­ken eye socket in hor­ror at­tack

Evening Times - - NEWS - By JACK THOM­SON

A WOMAN has suf­fered a frac­tured eye socket and an in­jured jaw af­ter be­ing at­tacked in broad day­light by two men at a Cly­de­bank train sta­tion.

The 34-year-old had been walking across Drumry sta­tion bridge with an­other man, age 36, last Thurs­day when the pair were jumped.

The woman was taken to Queen El­iz­a­beth Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal, suf­fer­ing from in­juries to both her eye and jaw, while the man re­ported be­ing struck with “some­thing sharp.”

John Hainey, the chair of Lin­nvale and Drumry Com­mu­nity Coun­cil, said the area is a “hotspot” for in­ci­dents and called for pre­ven­ta­tive mea­sures to be taken to com­bat crime.

Mr Hainey, who lives on Van­guard Street, pin­pointed the bridge at the sta­tion as a prob­lem be­cause it al­lows for a quick get­away.

He told our sis­ter ti­tle the Cly­de­bank Post: “We, over the years, have asked them if the cam­eras could see the bridge.

“The bridge ap­pears to be an easy method for caus­ing prob­lems and dis­ap­pear­ing over it in an­other di­rec­tion.

“We had a cam­era on York Street, which would pick up peo­ple leav­ing the sta­tion, but that seems to have been re­moved.

“There’s no doubt that Drumry does seem to have more than its fair share of in­ci­dents. It’s not un­com­mon. We have a ma­jor po­lice sta­tion com­par­a­tively near our area but we still get lots of things hap­pen­ing.”

Mr Hainey said the com­mu­nity coun­cil has asked for more cam­eras in trou­bled parts of Drumry but they also want to see a greater po­lice pres­ence.

A spokes­woman for Po­lice Scot­land con­firmed of­fi­cers were called at 2.15pm af­ter a 34-yearold woman and 36-year-old man were at­tacked by two men on a bridge over the tracks at Drumry sta­tion. Po­lice are fol­low­ing a pos­i­tive line of in­quiry.

A spokes­woman for Po­lice Scot­land said: “Po­lice were called at 2.15pm af­ter two peo­ple, a 34-year-old fe­male and 36-year-old male, were at­tacked by two men on a bridge over the tracks at Drumry sta­tion.

“The woman was treated at Queen El­iz­a­beth Hos­pi­tal and the in­juries sus­tained meant it was a se­ri­ous as­sault, while the man had mi­nor in­juries.”

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