Re-appeal for information on attempted murder in Cambuslang

Published 07 March 2018
Detectives are re-appealing for information, two weeks on from the shooting incident in Borgie Crescent, Cambuslang on Wednesday 21 February 2018.


Around 8.50pm on Wednesday 21 February 2018, police received a report of a 48 year-old man found with gunshot wounds in Cadoc Street. He has since received treatment for life threatening injuries to his abdomen and face at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and is recovering well.


Enquiries revealed that he had been shot a short time earlier whilst within a black Peugeot 206 vehicle in Borgie Crescent, near to a lane leading to Cadoc Street. He made his way to the Kirkhill Inn in Cadoc Street and emergency services were called.


Shortly after the shooting, a report was made of a car on fire in Turnlaw Road near to East Greenlees Road, Cambuslang. This vehicle was identified as a silver Ford Focus, reported stolen between the 1st and 2nd January 2018 from the Shawlands area.


Detective Inspector Stephen Tennant from the Major Investigation Team (West) said: “Although this was a targeted attack and the 48 year-old man would appear to be the intended victim, we realise that such incidents do cause alarm. There are increased patrols in the area and I would like to reassure the local community that everything is being done to trace whoever is responsible, however we do need their help.


“We will trace whoever is responsible for this attempted murder, but we would appreciate any information that the local community can provide. Don’t assume what we know. Any detail, no matter how insignificant it may seem, could prove vital to the investigation.


“Again, I would urge anyone with information to come forward. I would like to speak to anyone who was in Borgie Crescent or Cadoc Street around the time of the incident who hasn’t yet spoken to police. In particular we are trying to trace a man wearing a pink top who was in Borgie Crescent around 8.30pm that evening. I would also ask anyone who was in the area of Turnlaw Road near to East Greenlees Road who may have noticed any cars parked or anyone making off from the scene, and anyone who may have information regarding the stolen Ford Focus.


“I would like to make a further appeal for any motorists with dash cameras who were in the area, and may have captured any footage of the incident to please come forward.
Anyone with information can contact officers through 101, or alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.”

Contact Details

Call 101 for non-emergencies and general enquiries, in an emergency call 999. If you have information about a crime you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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