Appeal following serious assault, East Kilbride

Published 11 September 2019

Police Scotland are appealing for information following a serious assault in East Kilbride.

The incident happened at around 7.30pm on Sunday 1st September within the Tinto’s restaurant premises on Hunter Street.

A 23-year-old man was punched to the face, sustaining a fracture to his jaw.

Due to the treatment required by the victim, the incident was not reported to police until Tuesday 10th September.

Officers investigating are appealing for witnesses and ask anyone who can help with their ongoing inquiries to come forward.

The suspect is described as a white man, around 5ft 10ins tall, of slim build, with short dark coloured hair and dark facial stubble. He was wearing a white t-shirt and possibly spoke with an American or English accent.

Detective Sergeant Craig Melrose from Cambuslang CID said: “This incident occurred a week past Sunday when many people had been out watching the afternoon’s football match.

“The victim has sustained a painful injury and we’re eager to trace the man responsible. I would ask anyone who saw this man in the vicinity of Hunter Street on Sunday 1st September, or who can help us identify him, to come forward.

“I would also ask anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or has any information that can help our investigation, to get in touch with officers as soon as possible.”

Those with information should call Police Scotland on 101 and quote incident number 0815 of 10th September. Alternatively an anonymous report can be made to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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