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Man stabbed in murder bid attack in Glasgow

A 24-year-old man is in a serious condition in hospital after being stabbed in the Saracen area of Glasgow.

It happened at about 10:30 on Friday on Balmore Road opposite the bus stop, near to Balmore Square.

Police said the victim was involved in an altercation with two other men and a woman. He was then stabbed by one of the men.

Detectives said they are treating the attack as attempted murder. They have appealed for witnesses.

The suspect was described as white, in his early 20s, around 5ft 8in in height, medium build with short dark hair.

He was wearing a grey hooded tracksuit top with a black t-shirt underneath, grey jogging bottoms and white trainers.

The other man was described as white, also in his early 20s and around 5ft 8in tall. He was wearing an orange hooded top with dark jeans and black trainers.

The woman was described as white, in her early 20s, with a thin petite build.

Officers have been carrying out door-to-door enquiries and collecting CCTV images from in and around the area.

Det Sgt Alan Cuthbert said: "It's not clear what the motive was for this particular attack.

"We know that there was an altercation between them which left the 24 year-old man with serious stab wounds.

"The assault occurred on the roadway mid morning and I'm sure it would have been witnessed by passers by and motorists. There are also a number of business premises and we are keen to hear from owners and staff."

After the attack, the three people made their way up Balmore Road towards the Lambhill area.

The suspect and the woman made their way along the street on the right hand side of the road and the man wearing the orange top walked along the left hand side of the road, police said.

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