Glasgow & West Scotland

Teenager assaulted by two men in Glasgow street

Police have appealed for help in tracing two men who subjected a teenager to a "violent and unprovoked attack" in a Glasgow street.

The 17-year-old victim was on Gallowgate, close to Morrisons, when he was attacked at about 22:35 on Tuesday.

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

Police believe a number of people may have witnessed the attack as they were leaving the Heilan' Jessie pub.

The first suspect is described as a white man, about 6ft tall, with a skinny build. He was wearing dark trousers, a dark hat and jacket and blue trainers.

Witness descriptions

The second suspect is described as a white man, about 6ft tall, with a slim, muscular build. He was wearing dark trousers, with a dark hat and jacket.

Det David Lamb said: "This appears to have been a violent and unprovoked attack which left the victim with a significant injury.

"We know from our inquiries that a number of people may have witnessed the incident as they left the Heilan Jessie pub.

"We are keen to speak to a white man described as 50-60 years old. He was wearing a dark jacket and had grey hair."

Det Lamb said officers also wanted to speak to "a white woman in her late 30s with shoulder length brown hair".

"It's possible the woman was wearing a light coloured body-warmer who was at the bus stop at the time of the assault and later provided first aid," he said.

"If this matches your description I would ask that you get in contact. You may have witnessed the attack or may have seen the direction the suspects ran off in.

"I would appeal to anyone who was in the area around the time of the incident and witnessed what happened to get in touch."

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