Man stabbed, girls hit with bot­tle

Rutherglen Reformer - - Front Page - Edel Ke­nealy

Three peo­ple have suf­fered hor­ror in­juries in two vi­o­lent as­saults in Ruther­glen.

In the first in­ci­dent at 1.15am on Sun­day morn­ing, a 25- year- old man was stabbed while walk­ing on Fern­hill Road.

The young man was struck with a bladed in­stru­ment on his head and suf­fered a four­inch lac­er­a­tion to the left side of his head and

eye. His mother called an am­bu­lance and he was taken to Hairmyres Hospi­tal in East Kil­bride, where he re­ceived five sta­ples to his in­jury.

Po­lice have launched an en­quiry into the at­tack.

PC Laura Tay­lor, of the Ruther­glen safer com­mu­ni­ties team, said: “Of­fi­cers are car­ry­ing out door to door en­quiries and ap­peal for any­one with in­for­ma­tion to come for­ward. Any­one who saw some­thing, or knows of any­one in­volved, should call po­lice on 101, or Crimestop­pers anony­mously on 0800 555 111.”

The sec­ond in­ci­dent saw two girls, aged 17 and 18, sus­tain se­ri­ous in­juries when they were at­tacked in a house on Trossach’s Road in Cathkin at 2.40am.

The 17-year-old suf­fered a frac­ture to her brow bone and re­quired four stitches after she was hit on the head on with a Buck­fast bot­tle.

Her fel­low vic­tim, 18, also suf­fered a large cut to the back of the head when she too was struck with the bot­tle.

A 20-year-old woman was ar­rested in con­nec­tion with the at­tack and was de­tained in po­lice cus­tody pend­ing a court ap­pear­ance this week.

Coun­cil­lor Ger­ard Killen said he was con­cerned to hear of such vi­o­lent in­ci­dents within his coun­cil ward. He said: “I am think­ing about the peo­ple in­volved and wish them a speedy re­cov­ery. “I hope th­ese are iso­lated in­ci­dents and I’m sure Po­lice Scot­land are work­ing hard to bring the peo­ple in­volved to jus­tice. “Fern­hill and Cathkin as com­mu­ni­ties do not tol­er­ate vi­o­lent be­hav­iour like that and I’m sure the com­mu­nity will pull be­hind the peo­ple in­jured and that will be the last of it. If any­one has seen any­thing please get in touch with po­lice.”

Scenes Cops are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the Fern­hill in­ci­dent

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