Up to 10 people join Rutherglen street attack

Police officers are investigating an attempted murder in Rutherglen.

A 23-year-old man was attacked by up to 10 people at about 17:30 on Tuesday in Lochiel Lane. It is believed that a number of people came out of their houses to watch the attack.

The man is being treated at Glasgow's Victoria Infirmary. His condition is said to be serious but stable.

The incident has been described by the detective leading the investigation as a "brutal attack".

Det Sgt Susie Cairns said: "At this time we believe that there were at least six but possibly up to ten people involved in the attack on this man.

"Whether it was a targeted attack or not has still to be established. We have been checking CCTV and carrying out door to door enquiries to establish exactly what happened.

"This brutal attack took place in the middle of the afternoon. There were people within the street or out of their house watching the attack at the time therefore there is no doubt that the answer to what has taken place and why lies within the community."

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