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Man seriously injured in Glasgow gang attack

Victoria Road Image copyright Google
Image caption The man was attacked on Victoria Road near Maybank Lane

A man has suffered a serious eye injury after being attacked by a gang in the south side of Glasgow.

Police said four or five men were involved in the attack which happened in the Queen's Park area at about 13:30 on Sunday.

The 23-year-old man was walking along Victoria Road, near Maybank Lane, with friends when he was assaulted.

The gang punched and kicked him before before making off in the direction of Langside Lane.

The victim suffered a serious eye injury and was taken by police to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. He has since been released.

Supporters' bus

The attackers were all white, and all wore dark tracksuits and hoodies.

One of them was wearing a "bubble" jacket and one of the others was wearing a grey T-shirt or hooded top.

Det Con Jennifer Adams, of Police Scotland, said: "The injured man and his friends were heading to a nearby pub to get on a supporters' bus when he was attacked.

"At this time, there is nothing to suggest that the incident was football related.

"The buses weren't targeted and the young man wasn't wearing colours. Indeed, from our investigations so far, it is possible that the four or five men picked him believing he was someone else, however, this has still to be confirmed.

"Supporters from the buses outside the pub came to the man's aid but the men responsible made off, as did the buses prior to police arrival. So, I would appeal to anyone who saw what happened or where the suspects came from or ran off to, to contact police.

"Officers are checking CCTV and had been speaking to local businesses but we need either those on the buses or who were in the area to get in touch."

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