Man in­jured in day­light as­sault

Rutherglen Reformer - - Front Page - Mur­ray Spooner

Res­i­dents have told of their shock af­ter a man was at­tacked near their homes in broad day­light in Ruther­glen.

The 34- year- old male was as­saulted and suf­fered a se­ri­ous neck in­jury on Cath­cart Road

some­time be­tween 8.30am and 9.45am on Satur­day.

He was at­tacked near the junc­tion with Browns­dale Road and the at­tacker ran off along Cath­cart Road in the di­rec­tion of the Main Street.

The vic­tim was taken to Queen El­iz­a­beth Hos­pi­tal where he re­ceived treat­ment.

One res­i­dent, who did not wish to be named, said she was shocked to hear the man had been as­saulted in what she de­scribed as a quiet area.

“It is a sur­prise,” she said. “It’s a shock for some­body to be as­saulted. I would say it’s quite a quiet area. I did see all the cop cars and won­dered what was hap­pen­ing. I took the dogs a walk to see, I didn’t know some­one had been as­saulted.”

One man who lives on Browns­dale Road watched as po­lice cars rushed to the scene.

He said: “There used to be trou­ble here years ago but not so much now.

“I passed by all of it but I didn’t know what had hap­pened.

“There was five or six po­lice cars and an am­bu­lance there.”

The at­tacker is de­scribed as white, aged in his mid-to­late thir­ties, over six foot in height, of medium build and was wear­ing white train­ers, jeans and a light jacket.

Con­sta­ble Martin Boyle, from East Kil­bride Po­lice Sta­tion, said: “Of­fi­cers are par­tic­u­larly keen to speak to an el­derly gen­tle­man who spoke with the in­jured man and may have wit­nessed the as­sault as well as any other mem­bers of the pub­lic who may have in­for­ma­tion about what hap­pened.

“Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to con­tact of­fi­cers at East Kil­bride Po­lice of­fice via 101.

“Al­ter­na­tively, you can call CRIMESTOP­PERS on 0800 555 111 where details can be given in con­fi­dence.”

The at­tack is the third vi­o­lent in­ci­dent in the Ruther­glen area in the past month, al­though none of the in­ci­dents are con­nected.

On Satur­day, March 11, a 64- year- old woman was punched by teenage thugs on Green­hill Road.

Po­lice in­quiries are on­go­ing and any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to call 101.

The next day, a man was at­tacked with a ma­chete out­side a pub.

Scene A 34-year-old man suf­fered a neck in­jury in the morn­ing at­tack

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