ATTACKED IN STREET
Man injured in daylight assault
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