October 27, 2021

Hope Street: Man in ‘critical condition’ after attempted murder

A man is in critical condition after being attacked in Glasgow city center last night.

The incident, which took place at around 11.45pm in a bus shelter just outside Bar Barreto on Hope Street, is being treated by police as an attempted murder.

A 60-year-old man was seriously injured after being hit by another man and falling to the ground.

He was taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where his condition is critical.

Police are appealing for information after the incident.

The suspect, a 40-year-old white man, about 5 feet 6 inches tall, with short black hair and a medium build, spoke to nearby witnesses before walking down Gordon Street.

She was wearing a black three-quarter length jacket, light blue jeans and a gray hat.

He had a dark holdel, a white polythene bag and a brown seashell.

Stuart Street CID Detective Sergeant Gordon Walker said: “It was a disgusting behavior that left one person seriously injured.

“The interrogation is ongoing but we are taking it as an assassination attempt and we are working to establish the circumstances and identify the person responsible for the incident.

“There were a lot of people in the area on the road and in cars and taxis at the time of the incident. I am appealing to anyone who sees them to contact the police as soon as possible.”

“I would encourage everyone driving in the area to please check out dashcam footage for anything that might be useful for our investigation.”

Anyone with information should contact the police at 101 regarding the October 8 incident number 4236, or alternatively, contact Crime Stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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