Man attacked on New Year's Day in Larkhall

Published 10 January 2019

Police Scotland is appealing for information after a 19 year-old man sustained serious injuries following an attack on New Year’s Day in Larkhall.

Around 3 pm on Tuesday 1 January 2019 a 19 year-old man was in the lane between Robert Smillie Crescent and Westerton Avenue when he was approached by a group of men, punched in face and hit in the head with a solid blunt object.

The group, of around three people, then made off towards Robert Smillie Crescent.

The 19 year-old made his way home before attending hospital a day later. The incident was reported to Police on Monday 7 January 2019.

Officers are currently carrying out CCTV enquiries and making door to door enquiries. Efforts to obtain a full description of those responsible are being made.

Detective Constable Stewart Walton, Cambuslang CID, said:

“This was a brutal attack and the man, who did not realise how serious his head and facial injuries were until the following day, has since had to attend hospital on multiple occasions for treatment.

“Officers are carrying out enquiries and are still trying to establish a motive.

“We are appealing for anyone who may have seen this group on men, only described as wearing tracksuit bottoms and hoodies, in the area on New Year’s Day.

“You may also have dash-cam footage or personal house security camera footage that could help us, please think back.

“Violence will not be tolerated in our communities and we will do everything we can to trace those responsible.”

Anyone with information should contact Police at Cambuslang CID via 101. Alternatively you can contact CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 where information can be given in confidence.

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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