Police appeal for witnesses to serious assault in Lanark

The incident took place on Wednesday evening on Smyllum Road. Picture: Google
The incident took place on Wednesday evening on Smyllum Road. Picture: Google
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POLICE officers in Wishaw are appealing for witnesses after a 56 year-old man was seriously assaulted in Lanark.

The incident, which took place at around 6pm on Wednesday 6 December, saw a 56 year-old man seriously assaulted by a man who approached him while he was walking outside of a house on Smyllum Road.

Police confirmed that the injured man was taken by ambulance to Wishaw General Hospital where he is being treated for stab wounds.

Hospital staff described his condition as “serious but stable”.

Police would like to speak to man described as white, 5’8 in height and of slim build, who they believe to be responsible for the assault.

He was said to be wearing “dark coloured clothing with his face covered, possibly a hooded top”.

Detective Constable Gary Lipscombe of Wishaw Police Office is appealing for any witnesses, and asking anyone with information to contact Wishaw Police Office through 101 quoting reference number 2823 of 6 December 2017.