Glasgow & West Scotland

Glasgow taxi passenger hurt in 'random attack'

A man has been treated in hospital for facial injuries after being attacked in a taxi by a passer by in Glasgow.

The 57-year-old and his wife, also 57, were in the taxi which had stopped at traffic lights on Battlefield Road, near Cathcart Road, at 00:40 on Sunday.

A man then opened the taxi door and repeatedly struck the victim with a heavy object before running off towards the old Victoria Infirmary.

Police have appealed for witnesses over what they said was a "random attack".

The suspect was described as being in his 30s, about 5ft 6/7in tall, of slim build with short dark hair.

CCTV footage

At the time of the attack he was wearing a dark shirt and dark trousers.

The taxi driver later drove the man and his wife to Cathcart police office.

The victim was then taken by police to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and later released after treatment.

Det Con Ian Thomson said: "We are currently carrying out inquiries in the area and examining CCTV to try and gain information in what would appear to be a totally random attack with no apparent motive.

"I'd like to speak to anyone who was in the area of Battlefield Road prior to this incident taking place and may have seen the suspect hanging around the area.

"I'd also like to speak to anyone who actually witnessed the assault or who saw the suspect running off afterwards."

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