Man critically ill after attack at daughter's party

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Woodend Bar
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Officers have appealed for witnesses to the attack at the Woodend Bar

A man who was attacked by up to 10 people at his daughter's 21st birthday party is critically ill in hospital.

Police said the 43-year-old's daughter witnessed the attack in the car park of the Woodend Bar in Hamilton Road, in Mount Vernon, Glasgow, on Saturday.

The victim was attacked by eight to 10 men when he tried to defuse a disturbance at about 2350 GMT.

He suffered a serious head injury. Police are treating the incident as attempted murder.

They have issued an appeal for witnesses.

'Extremely violent'

Strathclyde Police said the group had not been at the party, which was held in a private function room.

However, officers said the public bar was busy at the time so people may have seen those responsible for the attack.

Det Sgt John Semple said: "This was an extremely violent attack on this man who was simply trying to calm down a situation and get back to his daughter's birthday celebrations."

Police said a 21-year-old man had also been arrested for an alleged breach of the peace and an alleged assault on a 21-year-old woman during the incident.

He is expected to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Monday.

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