'Brazen' Clydebank Attack Was Attempted Murder

30 April 2017, 07:23 | Updated: 30 April 2017, 09:37

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A "targeted and brazen attack'' which left a man seriously injured is being treated as attempted murder by police.

Officers were called to Gilmour Avenue in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, at around 1pm on Friday following a report that a man was seriously injured.

Police believe four men entered the area in a black 5-door BMW 1 Series, assaulting the victim with weapons, before making off in the direction of Kilbowie Road towards Glasgow Road.

The man, aged 32, was taken by ambulance to hospital where medical staff describe his condition as serious.

Detective Superintendent Kenny Graham said: ``This was a targeted and brazen attack on a single individual which took place in broad daylight. Gilmour Avenue is a quiet residential area and nearby residents were left shocked by this violent incident.

"We are currently assessing CCTV and conducting door-to-door inquiries. We understand a black 5-door BMW 1 Series was used by the suspects.

"The suspects can only be described at this time as wearing dark clothing.

"Local residents and passing motorists will have witnessed or heard this disturbance given the time the incident occurred.

"We would ask anyone with information to contact us. You may have witnessed the attack or noticed a dark BMW in the area beforehand or driving away from the area following the incident. I would ask anyone with information to contact Clydebank CID.

"Officers remain in the area today, with high-visibility patrols ongoing throughout Hardgate. I want to reassure local residents that we are doing all we can to trace the men responsible.

"Please contact police with any information or approach local officers in your area today with any concerns that you have.''

Anyone with information is asked to contact Clydebank CID via 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be given in complete confidence.