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Men seriously injured in separate knife attacks

A 33-year old man is seriously ill in hospital after being attacked outside his home in Pollok on Saturday morning.

He was stabbed at about 1030 BST as he left his home in Lunderston Drive. He managed to make his way back inside and contact the emergency services.

Another man was stabbed when he came out his home in St Michael's Court in the east end at 2230 BST on Saturday.

Two men threatened the 26-year-old with knives while a third man stabbed him several times from behind.

He was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary, where his condition is described as serious but stable.

Strathclyde Police are treating the attack as attempted murder.

Det Cons Dawn Bethune said: "The information we have at this time is the victim left his home around 10.30pm to attend at a local shop on the Gallowgate when the three men ran across the road and attacked him.

"It appears only one of the suspects actually carried out the assault; however the other two stood in front of him to prevent him from escaping."

Det Cons Jackie Carroll is the leading the hunt to trace those responsible for Pollok attack.

She said: "The victim was literally jumped as soon as he stepped foot out his front gate, and due to complete shock has no real account of how many people were involved.

"He recalls hearing a vehicle drive at speed out the street after the attack, however we cannot be certain if the suspects made off in a car or if this was just coincidence.

"It was a lovely morning and lots of people, including children, were out and about.

"This type of behaviour in broad daylight in a residential area is completely unacceptable, and those involved must be traced."

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