Glasgow & West Scotland

Woman found with stab wounds in Glasgow street

A 55-year-old woman has been stabbed by a man during a "brutal and callous attack" in Glasgow.

The woman was walking to work when she was attacked in Lawmoor Street, part of Dixon Blazes industrial estate in the Gorbals area, at about 06:00

Emergency services attended and she was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary, where her condition is said to be stable.

Part of the street has been cordoned off while officers investigate and an appeal has been made for witnesses.

The suspect is described as a white, of medium height and build and aged between 20 and 30 years old.

'Unprovoked attack'

At the time of the attack, he may have been wearing a red jacket.

Det Insp Colin Hailstones said: "This woman was stabbed in a brutal and callous attack as she made her way to work.

"The motive is not known at this time and police are currently treating the incident as an unprovoked attack.

"Officers have been carrying out door-to-door inquiries and checking CCTV in the area."

Det Insp Hailstones said that "a significant police presence" remained at the scene, including specialist forensic teams.

He added: "I would appeal to anyone who has any information that will help police with inquiries to come forward and contact us."

High visibility patrols

Ch Insp Graham McInarlin, area commander for Glasgow South, said: "I would like to reassure those in the local community that officers are doing all they can to trace the person responsible.

"Detectives from Cathcart CID are currently progressing the inquiry which is currently being supported by uniformed officers.

"We are increasing our high visibility patrols in the area and that level of resource will be maintained. Please contact us with any information and please speak to our officers who will be patrolling the area."

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