Taxi driver stabbed in '˜brutal attack' in Glasgow

A taxi driver has been stabbed in a 'brutal' group attack in Glasgow.

The attack happened on Glasgow's Altyre Street. Picture: Google Maps
The attack happened on Glasgow's Altyre Street. Picture: Google Maps

The 30-year-old victim was assaulted after taking three passengers to the city’s Altyre Street at about 2am on Saturday.

He had picked up the fares - a man and two women - in Hamilton Road, Cambuslang, to take them to the street.

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On arrival the man, who was sitting in the passenger seat, drew a knife, causing the driver to flee the car.

He was then surrounded and attacked by a group of men and women who came out of a property in the street.

Police said it was unclear whether the taxi passengers were involved in the attack.

The victim was able to get back into his taxi and drive a short distance before calling an ambulance.

He was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary for treatment to a stab wound and is said to be in a stable condition.

Police Scotland Detective Inspector Tom McKean said: “Why a group of people would target an innocent man in this brutal fashion is beyond me and we are currently working to establish the motive for this horrendous incident.

“This type of behaviour is disgraceful and simply will not be tolerated and our officers will do everything they can to find the people responsible for this despicable crime.

“I would appeal to anyone who was in Altyre Street or the surrounding area in the early hours of this morning, who may have witnessed a disturbance or saw anything suspicious, to get in touch.”

The male passenger was short and in his late 20s with a Scottish accent while the first woman is described as around 5ft 4in, stocky and was wearing a red top.

The other woman was between 19 and 20, stocky and 5ft 6in. She was wearing a white top.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Shettleston CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.