Police probe attack on young man

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Detectives are appealing for information after a young man was attacked in the early hours of Saturday morning in Balornock.

The 24-year-old was found lying injured in Wallacewell Road at around 1am. He was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary with head and facial injuries. Medical staff described his condition as stable.

Members of the public tried to help the victim and called 999.

Police believe the man was assaulted and enquiries so far have revealed that a man with a dark jacket was seen running away from the location into a lane, adjacent to 231 Wallacewell Road.

CCTV images have shown that there were members of the public in the area, in particular one man was out walking his dog around that time.

Officers are appealing to him and to anyone else who was in the area to get in touch. Police are continuing to carry out door-to-door enquiries.

Detective Constable Peter Chatham said: “At this time, we don’t know exactly what happened to the victim. We know that members of the public tried to help him and contacted emergency services.

“We are trying to piece together the man’s movements and I am appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time and to local residents living in that street to contact us – any small piece of information could prove vital in helping us establish what happened.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact officers at Baird Street Police Office on the non-emergency number, 101. Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously.