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14 September 2015, 06:56
Three men have been seriously injured in separate incidents in the east end of Glasgow which detectives believe were linked.
Police have launched an attempted murder probe into the later incidents, which happened in the Bridgeton area.
At around 11.30pm on Saturday, police were called to a disturbance in Kerr Street in which a 38-year-old man was assaulted and a car was deliberately driven at a 34-year-old man.
Both injured men were taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary where their conditions are said to be serious.
Officers believe it was connected to an earlier incident in which a 29-year-old man was seriously assaulted near the bandstand at Bridgeton Cross.
Following the attack at around 8.10pm, he was taken to the same hospital for treatment to neck and facial injuries.
Detectives have been reviewing CCTV images as part of their inquiry into what happened.
They said an abandoned vehicle was found on fire in Glasgow's Orr Street at around 1am on Sunday.
Appealing for information, Detective Inspector Alasdair Anderson said: "These incidents will no doubt be causing concern in the local community and I would like to reassure residents that we know both these incidents are linked and that the people involved are known to one another.
"We have yet to establish the motive or cause for these incidents but be assured that a team of detectives is dedicated to finding those responsible and we will find them.''
The area commander, Detective Inspector Chief Inspector David Pettigrew, said: "This type of violence will not be tolerated on our streets and I would offer reassurance to the public that we are addressing this issue directly.
"The victims were intentionally targeted, nonetheless it will have a worrying effect on local people. I have committed additional resources for the area throughout this inquiry and I know that we will identify those responsible and they will be held to account.''
Police can be contacted on the non-emergency number 101.