THREE HURT IN WEEKEND OF VIOLENCE
Man stabbed, girls hit with bottle
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