Hunt for attacker after ‘serious facial injuries’

A man was left with “significant facial injuries” in an unprovoked attack last night.

Police are hunting for the attacker. Picture: Julie Bull
Police are hunting for the attacker. Picture: Julie Bull

Police have appealed for witnesses after a man was seriously assaulted in an unprovoked attack in Tollcross yesterday evening.

The incident, which happened at around 5.15pm on Home Street, saw the victim rushed to hospital after he was left with “significant facial injuries,” according to police.

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The two men had been standing inside the smoking area of a business when the assault happened, with the brazen attacker then briefly going back inside the premises before leaving.

The suspect is described as white, 30-35 years old, slim build with dark brown hair. He was wearing jeans and a light-coloured t-shirt.

Officers are now urging anyone who can assist with their enquiries to come forward.

Detective Inspector Alan O’Brien said: “This was a brutal attack in broad daylight and we are appealing for anyone who saw the incident to contact police as soon as possible.

“Likewise, if you saw the suspect around the time of the incident, or know who he is, please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.