Farme Cross stab­bing: man is ar­rested

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Edel Ke­nealy

Police Scot­land have con­firmed a man was se­ri­ously in­jured on Wed­nes­day, March 30 af­ter lo­cals re­ported see­ing five police cars rac­ing to the Farme Cross area of Ruther­glen.

At 3.50pm police re­ceived a re­port of a 26-year-old man hav­ing been in­jured dur­ing an al­leged al­ter­ca­tion within an ad­dress in Barn­flat Street.

Emer­gency ser­vices at­tended and the man was taken to the Queen El­iz­a­beth Univer­sity Hospital where he was treated for a se­ri­ous in­jury to his wrist.

His con­di­tion is de­scribed as sta­ble.

A sec­ond man in­volved in the in­ci­dent was not hurt.

A 58- year- old man has been ar­rested and de­tained in police cus­tody and was bailed fol­low­ing an ap­pear­ance at a closed court on Fri­day, April 1.

Con­fir­ma­tion of the in­ci­dent comes af­ter a se­ries of ru­mours cir­cu­lated within the town about what had hap­pened.

One women who lives nearby told the Re­former that part of Farmeloan Road was cor­doned off fol­low­ing the in­ci­dent

She said: “I heard some­one was stabbed and there was a trail of blood lead­ing to Barn­flat Street.

“There were five police cars and two am­bu­lances, I saw a police riot shield on the ground.

“The shops were all cor­doned off.”

The wit­ness said she later saw foren­sic of­fi­cers gath­er­ing ev­i­dence at the Barn­flat Street where the in­ci­dent took place.

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