UP­DATE Po­lice plea af­ter as­sault

Evening Times - - NEWS -

PO­LICE are con­tin­u­ing in­quiries and ap­peal­ing for wit­nesses af­ter a 36-year-old man was se­ri­ously as­saulted.

The in­ci­dent hap­pened yes­ter­day at 9.45am.

The vic­tim was se­ri­ously as­saulted in Al­bert Ter­race, Hamil­ton.

He was taken by am­bu­lance to Wishaw Gen­eral Hospi­tal where he is be­ing treated for his in­juries. Hospi­tal staff de­scribed his con­di­tion as se­ri­ous.

De­tec­tive In­spec­tor Kenny Dal­rym­ple of Wishaw Po­lice Of­fice said: “Our in­quiries are at an early stage into the cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing this in­ci­dent, how­ever at this stage we be­lieve that the 36-yearold man was the in­tended vic­tim.

“Of­fi­cers are car­ry­ing out in­quiries in the lo­cal area and are gath­er­ing CCTV footage to find out more in­for­ma­tion on this at­tack.

“I would ap­peal to any­one who was in the area of Al­bert Ter­race around 9.45am this morn­ing who wit­nessed this in­ci­dent, or who has any in­for­ma­tion that will help our on­go­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion.”

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