Driver assaulted by four men with knives in targeted attack

11 January 2018, 13:24

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A motorist needed hospital treatment after he was attacked by four men armed with knives.

The 37-year-old man was assaulted in a "targeted attack" in Battlefield, Glasgow on January 2.  

He was in a Citroen Berlingo parked on Lochleven Road at its junction with Dundrennan Road when he was assaulted at around 7pm.

The attackers made off in a 17 plate grey BMW 3 series.

Police discovered the injured man and he was take to Glasgow Royal Infirmary where he was treated for minor injuries before being released.

The same BMW car was found on fire at Linn Park Golf Club at 7.30pm.

It had false number plates and had previously been reported stolen from the Giffnock area.

Detective Sergeant Craig Warren said: "Extensive enquiries are continuing into this incident and officers have been carrying out enquiries in the local area and studying CCTV footage to identify the four men responsible.

"We believe that this was a targeted attack. This is a busy area and I would urge any witnesses to the incident, who have not yet spoken to officers, to come forward as they may have vital information that will assist our investigation.

"I would also urge anyone who saw a grey coloured BMW 3 series being driven through the Battlefield or Linn Park areas to contact us too."

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.