Man suffers '˜significant' facial injury in attack outside Cumbernauld pub

A man has been slashed across the face in an attack in Cumbernauld.

Police say the incident happened as the man was sitting outside the Jack Snipe Pub. Picture: Google

Police said the man, 25, had been sitting on steps behind the Jack Snipe Bar in Glenacre Road at around 6.30pm on Thursday when he was approached by two men.

The men, who the victim does not know, initially engaged him in conversation but when he got up to leave, one of them slashed him with a bladed object.

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The victim made his way to a friend’s house nearby and raised the alarm.

Police said he was left with a “significant facial injury”.

He was treated at Monklands Hospital and later released.

Detective Constable Shemain Murphy from Coatbridge CID has urged any witnesses to come forward.

He said: “This despicable individual assaulted the victim for no apparent reason and he has been left with a significant facial injury.

“In particular I would appeal to the woman who passed the suspects prior to the incident to please get in touch. It is believed they may have made some sort of comment to her as she walked by.

“I would also appeal to anyone who was in the surrounding area, including the nearby bar, and may have saw or heard anything suspicious to come forward.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact Coatbridge CID via 101, quoting incident number 3108 of October 4. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where details can be given in confidence.”