Police in appeal for information to linked incidents
A community has been left stunned after a food delivery driver was attacked and his car later petrol bombed as it was towed away.
The terrifying incident took place last Thursday at the shops on Castlemilk Road in Croftfoot.
A community has been left in shock after a takeaway driver was subjected to an horrific attack - then his car petrol-bombed as police tried to take it away.
The 29- year- old man, who works for the Sultan Indian takeaway on Castlemilk Road in Croftfoot near Spittal, was sitting in his red Honda Jazz outside his work at around 6.50pm when a man opened the door and attacked him.
The victim was taken by ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where he was set to undergo surgery for a serious arm injury. Medical staff described his condition as “stable.”
The manager of the takeaway shop, who did not wish to be named, described the ordeal as ‘terrible’ and that the victim had done a number of shifts for the business.
Later that night, at around 10.55pm, the car was being taken away as part of the investigation when a man, only described as wearing dark clothing, ran from Ashcroft Drive on to Castlemilk Road and threw a petrol bomb into the vehicle. This caused a fire to take hold and the car was completely burned out.
The attacker is described as white, 6ft in height, of slim build, bald and was wearing a black t-shirt.
One resident, who did not wish to be named, told the Reformer, “It is sad that that’s happened. I didn’t know him but I hope he is okay.”
Police Scotland confirmed inquiries were ongoing and Detective Inspector Tom McKean, Govan CID, said: “From our inquiries so far, we know that this was a targeted attack and that both incidents are linked. There was no attempt to rob the man in his car just to injure him and then to go after his car.
“The attack on the man happened mid-evening and in quite a busy area so I am sure someone will have seen it happen.
“The burning of the car was just before 11pm. Castlemilk Road is residential and I have no doubt that this attack on the car would have been witnessed.
“Thankfully, the driver of the removal vehicle was not injured but this must have been a terrifying experience for him.
“Officers are carrying our door to door enquiries and reviewing CCTV to trace those responsible.”
Additional officers are patrolling the area to provide public reassurance.
Any information can be passed to officers at Govan CID via 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where details can be given in confidence.
Attack The incidents happened outside these shops on Castlemilk Road