Glasgow & West Scotland

Man stabbed as he walked along Govanhill street

A 22-year-old man was stabbed by a stranger as he walked along a street in Glasgow.

The man was attacked on Calder Street, Govanhill, by a man he had just walked past and who had verbally abused him.

The incident happened near South Annandale Street, at about 16:35 on Wednesday.

The victim received a number of stab wounds and was taken to the Victoria Infirmary but was released after treatment.

The suspect was described as being white, in his 40s, about 6ft tall, of slim build. He had a gaunt appearance and short grey hair.

He was wearing a black jacket with puffy sleeves which had thin material on the body.

'Took umbrage'

Det Con Peter McFarlane, of Police Scotland, said: "The injured man was waiting to meet a friend when this man walked by him and for whatever reason took umbrage and lunged at him.

"He tried to push him off, however, the suspect stabbed him and then ran off towards Cathcart Road."

He added: "We are checking CCTV and speaking to people in the area but we know that at least two people stopped to intervene in the attack and then to assist the man.

"I am very keen to speak to them as they may have information that will assist our inquiry.

"Calder St is very busy and we can see that from CCTV. It's possible that people have seen the suspect round and about or may indeed have been approached by him."

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