Man slashed in face while sitting in car

22 December 2017, 14:13

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Police are hunting two people who slashed an elderly man in the face as he sat in his car.

The 73-year-old victim was sitting in his car using his phone in St James Road, Glasgow, at around 2.30pm on Thursday when two men opened the driver's door and attacked him.

He was left with a serious cut and was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

Police said he was later released but will need further treatment.

The suspects were both wearing dark clothing and had hoods up covering their faces. They made off on foot from the attack which took place inside the victim's yellow Skoda Fabia.

Officers are checking CCTV in the area and making door to door enquiries.

Detective Constable Vicky Martin said: "This was a callous attack on an elderly man who has now been left with serious facial injuries.

"We still have to establish exactly why this assault took place, and therefore we are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time to think back.

"The attack took place in a busy part of the city, near a college and a university. Did they see two men approaching a yellow car?

"We would ask anyone with any information to contact us.

"Anyone with any information should contact Stewart Street Police Station via 101, quoting incident number 2044 of Thursday 21 December 2017.

"Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously."