At­tack treated as at­tempted mur­der

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Po­lice are treat­ing a group at­tack in Spring­hall on a 23-year- old man last week as at­tempted mur­der.

Up to 10 peo­ple were in­volved in the “bru­tal” as­sault in on Tues­day, Au­gust 19.

The vic­tim is be­ing treated for se­ri­ous in­juries at the Vic­to­ria In­fir­mary in Glas­gow.

Of­fi­cers have ap­pealed for wit­nesses to the at­tack at about 5.30pm in Lochiel Lane.

De­tec­tive Sergeant Susie Cairns said: “At this time we be­lieve that there were at least six but pos­si­bly up to ten peo­ple in­volved in the at­tack on this man.

“Whether it was a tar­geted at­tack or not has still to be es­tab­lished. We have been check­ing CCTV and car­ry­ing out door-todoor en­quiries to es­tab­lish ex­actly what hap­pened.

“This bru­tal at­tack took place in the mid­dle of the af­ter­noon. There were peo­ple within the street or out of their house watch­ing the at­tack at the time, there­fore there is no doubt that the an­swer to what has taken place and why lies within the com­mu­nity.

“It is es­sen­tial that we work to­gether to iden­tify those re­spon­si­ble so I would ask any­one with in­for­ma­tion to con­tact Cam­bus­lang CID 101 or in con­fi­dence to Crimestop­pers on 0800 555 111.”

Coun­cil­lor for the area Robert Brown urged any­one with in­for­ma­tion to help po­lice with their en­quiries: “The po­lice de­pend on good com­mu­nity re­la­tions with the public to in­form them on th­ese types of things. Par­tic­u­larly with this in­stance where a lot of peo­ple saw what was hap­pen­ing and would be in a po­si­tion to give in­for­ma­tion about it.”

One el­derly Spring­hall res­i­dent, who asked not to be named, told the Re­former: “This is a good area, and it’s a mi­nor­ity who are caus­ing the trou­ble.

“There’s lots of older peo­ple who live here, and we find it very up­set­ting - the only trou­ble here is be­ing caused by a few peo­ple.”

At­tack Lochie Lane in Spring­hall

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