Thug attacks 73-year-old in unprovoked attack

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AN elderly man has been beaten unconscious by a thug during a terrifying attack.

The 73-year-old man had just left a takeaway shop on Ashfield Street, Milton, near to the railway station, when he was approached by a man who had just got out of a small black hatchback car.

They exchanged a few words before the attacker punched the man to the ground. He then got back into the passenger side of the car, which made off south towards Possilpark.

The injured man was taken to the Southern General Hospital where his condition was described as “critical” following the attack.

Detective Constable Neil Cattigan, from Maryhill CID, is appealing for information on the attack – which took place on Saturday, August 27, at around 9.50pm.

He said: “The man had just been at a local takeaway to get food when for no apparent reason he was subjected to this terrifying assault.

“From witnesses, the man had managed to evade some of the punches thrown by his attacker, but he was eventually knocked unconscious to the ground.

“He is still in hospital and so far, because of his injuries, we have not been able to speak him.”

DC Cattigan added: “Officers have been carrying out extensive enquiries in the area, checking CCTV and speaking to local people however, we are still keen to find out more about what happened.

“There were a number of people in and around the takeaway at the time and I would ask them, or indeed anyone who has information to contact Maryhill CID on 0141 532 3700 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

The suspect is described as white, in his mid 20s, 6ft inheight, with blond/fair hair. He was wearing a light-coloured tracksuit and a hooded top.