Two hurt in street at­tacks

Wit­ness ap­peal

Lennox Herald - - NEWS -

Two young men suf­fered se­ri­ous in­juries af­ter be­ing as­saulted on the streets in He­lens­burgh.

The vic­tims suf­fered a head and a back in­jury in the at­tacks, which took place on De­cem­ber 29 and 30.

De­tec­tives are now ap­peal­ing to the public for in­for­ma­tion to help catch the cul­prits.

In the first in­ci­dent, on Fri­day De­cem­ber 29, a dis­tur­bance took place at 8.30pm on Sin­clair Street - at its junc­tion with West Princes Street.

A 21-year-old man was in­jured and was taken to the Royal Alexan­dra Hospi­tal in Pais­ley where he was treated for a head in­jury then later re­leased.

The sec­ond in­ci­dent took place be­tween 1.30pm and 2.30pm the fol­low­ing day when a 23-year-old man was at­tacked whilst he was walk­ing in Wil­liamson Drive.

He was taken by am­bu­lance to the Royal Alexan­dra Hospi­tal in Pais­ley where he was treated for a back in­jury then later re­leased.

De­tec­tive Con­sta­ble Thomas O’Don­nell, of He­lens­burgh Po­lice Of­fice, said: “En­quiries are con­tin­u­ing to es­tab­lish the cir­cum­stances and more de­tails on each of these se­ri­ous as­saults.

“At the time of the dis­tur­bance in Sin­clair Street on Fri­day night, the area would have been busy and I would urge any wit­nesses or any­one with in­for­ma­tion to come for­ward.

“The se­ri­ous as­sault in Wil­liamson Drive was not re­ported to po­lice at the time of the at­tack, so we are still work­ing to es­tab­lish more de­tail on the in­ci­dent and trace who is re­spon­si­ble.

He added: “I would ask any­one who has in­for­ma­tion that may as­sist these en­quiries to please come for­ward to de­tec­tives at He­lens­burgh Po­lice Of­fice through 101. Al­ter­na­tively Crimestop­pers can be con­tacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be main­tained.”

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