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Armed men in attack bid on taxi driver and passengers in Maryhill

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Image caption Two men approached the car in Wilton Drive, near Wilton Street

Two armed men who tried to attack a taxi driver and his two passengers in Glasgow are being sought by police.

The incident happened in Wilton Drive, in the city's Maryhill area, at about 20:45 on Wednesday.

The men, who were both carrying weapons, tried to get into the black Hyundai i40 taxi to attack the 44-year-old driver and his passengers.

The driver managed to drive off in the direction Raeberry Street. No one was injured but the car was damaged.

The first suspect is described as white, in his 20s, about 5ft 9in tall and of medium build. He was wearing dark-coloured clothing and a dark-coloured hat.

The second suspect is described as black, about 20 years old, 5ft 7in tall and of slim build. He was also wearing dark-coloured clothing and a dark-coloured hat.

Det Sgt Thomas Carey, of Maryhill Police Office, said: "Inquiries are ongoing to establish more details on the circumstances surrounding this incident and to trace the two men involved.

"Luckily no one was injured during this incident, however the taxi was damaged.

"I would appeal to anyone who was in the area of Wilton Drive and Wilton Street around the time of this incident, who witnessed the incident, or who has information that may assist this investigation."

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