Man stabbed outside Glasgow snooker club

A 29-year-old man is being treated in hospital after being stabbed outside a snooker club in Glasgow city centre.

The incident occurred outside Reardon's pool hall in Glasgow city centre. Picture: submitted

Police said the incident happened at about 6pm on Friday outside Reardon’s on Hope Street.

Around 6.10 pm, a 29 year old man was standing outside a snooker club in Hope St, near to Argyle Street, Glasgow, when he was attacked and stabbed by a man he had struck up a conversation with.

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He sustained a serious injury to his arm and was taken by ambulance to the Glasgow Royal Infirmary where he remains for treatment. Medical staff describe his condition as stable.

The suspect, who is described as white, large build, with short dark hair and wearing a navy blue jumper, black trousers and black trainers, ran off north on Hope Street, Glasgow.

Detective Constable Vicky Martin, Glasgow City Centre CID, said: “The injured man had been with friends in the snooker hall and came out for a cigarette. Whilst outside, he got chatting to another man, who for whatever reason, became aggressive and then stabbed him.

“Thankfully his injuries are not life-threatening, as far as we are aware, however, for a meeting to turn from chatting to being stabbed is quite shocking.

“Just after 6pm on a Friday is a busy time and I have no doubt there would have been plenty people about who will have seen the attack take place.”

The man was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary to be treated for his injuries.

Officers have been checking CCTV and have appealed for any witnesses.