Cowardly thugs attacked victim, 44, from behind

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A man was brutally beaten by a gang of up to six cowardly thugs during a vicious unprovoked attack in Shettleston last night.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the assault, which happened as the 44-year-old victim was walking along Kenmore Street with his partner at around 11.30pm.

The youths involved, aged 16-18 and wearing dark clothing, pounced on the man from behind then ran off onto Shettleston Road.

Emergency services attended and the victim was taken to the Glasgow Royal Infirmary where he is being treated for his injuries.

Detective Constable Eilidh Marshall, Shettleston Police Office, said: “This was what appears to be an unprovoked attack on an innocent man, who was in the company of his partner at the time making their way home, and therefore it is vital that we find those responsible.

“Shettleston Road has a number of pubs, shops and takeaways and therefore there may have been people in the area at that time of night who may have seen the group of youths before, during or after the incident.

“We would appeal to anyone who has any information to come forward and contact us.”

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Shettleston Police Office via 101, quoting incident number 4474 of Saturday December 2 2017.

Alternatively you can contact CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 where details can be given in confidence.