Glasgow & West Scotland

Man slashed in unprovoked attack in Glasgow city centre

A 42-year-old man has been treated for slash wounds to his face and hands following "a totally unprovoked attack" in Glasgow city centre.

The victim was attacked by a man in Renfield Street, near to British Home Stores, at about 00:30 on Monday.

He was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary and released following treatment.

The suspect, who is described as white, about 6ft tall and of heavy build, is also thought to have attacked another man before the assault.

At the time of the attack, the suspect was wearing a grey tracksuit top.

He was last seen in West Nile Street, in the company of a woman with long blonde hair, who was carrying a red handbag.

'Significant injuries'

Det Con Vikki Reid said: "This would appear to be a totally unprovoked attack which has left the victim with significant injuries.

"I'd like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone who saw the suspect hanging around the vicinity before the attack took place or heading towards West Nile Street afterwards with the blonde woman.

"Inquiries have also revealed that the suspect struck another man just prior to this assault and the victim then walked off north along Sauchiehall Street. I am very keen to trace this man and ask that he contacts police immediately."

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