Glasgow & West Scotland

Clydebank stabbing: Police want to trace couple

Scene of attack
Image caption The attack happened near the railway bridge at Drumry Railway Station

Police want to trace a couple who may have witnessed a man being stabbed in Clydebank on New Year's Day.

The 40-year-old victim was attacked by two other men on Onslow Road, near the railway bridge at Drumry Railway Station, at about 05:30.

He remains in a serious condition in hospital in Glasgow.

Police said the victim spoke to a man and woman as he passed them prior to the railway bridge. They are treating the attack as attempted murder.

The woman who police want to speak to is described as as white, about 18 to 21 years old, 5ft 6in to 5ft 7in tall, has dyed auburn hair and was wearing a black jacket.

'Random attack'

The man is described as white, about 23 years old, 5ft 10in to 6ft tall and of medium build. He was wearing jeans and a grey jumper.

Det Insp Scott Hamilton said: "It is essential that either of the couple, or both, contact police as there is no doubt they have information that will help us identify those responsible for the attack.

"Although it appears that this was a random attack, I believe that the suspects are local and that someone local will know who did this.

"The injured man is still in hospital - each of his injuries were described by medical staff as life-threatening - this could very easily have been a murder - but thankfully it isn't."

Police also issued a description of one of the two suspects.

He is described as white, 6ft to 6ft 1in tall, 20 to 23 years old, with a very slim build. He was clean shaven and had short brown hair - possibly a crew cut - and was wearing a grey jumper - possibly a hoodie.

The victim is being treated at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow.

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