A MAN and a woman were taken to hospital after being subjected to a vicious attack while they waited for a taxi in Glasgow, police said.
The couple, a 27-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman, were assaulted after a night-out with friends by a man and a woman in Annette Street, near Allison Street, in the Govanhill area of the city.
The pair suffered head and face injuries as a result of the “very frightening” ordeal, which happened at about 1am yesterday. Police said the couple had been at a party in Annette Street and were heading for a taxi when they became involved in an argument with another couple, who had shouted at them from across the street.
The attackers approached them and the woman was punched and kicked to the ground by the female suspect. The man was hit on the head with a weapon by the male suspect.
Both victims were taken by ambulance to the Victoria Infirmary, where the woman was still being treated for serious facial injuries yesterday. The man was released after treatment to a head injury.
Police are asking anyone with information about what happened to come forward.
The suspects are both white, Scottish and in their mid-20s. The woman had her hair in a bun and it is thought she was wearing red boots.
The man had short dark hair and was around 5ft 8ins to 5ft 10ins. He had a slim build and was wearing a light-coloured top.
Detective Constable Claire Anderson, of Gorbals CID, said: “It was a vicious and very frightening attack on the couple, who had enjoyed a night with friends.
“The friends heard the disturbance outside and ran to their aid, helping them into the close for safety.
“The suspects then tried to force the close door open, but didn’t manage and made off along Annette Street towards Calder Street. The attackers had not been at the party.
“From our inquiries, we believe a third man, described as white, Scottish, approximately 6ft, wearing light blue top, and blue tracksuit bottoms, joined the suspects after the assault.
“We are currently checking CCTV and speaking to people in the area, but would appeal to anyone who saw the incident or who may have any information that will help with our enquiries to contact Gorbals CID on 0141 532 5355, the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where details can be given in confidence.”