Appeal following serious assault in Hamilton

Published 09 January 2020

Police in Lanarkshire are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault in Hamilton.


The incident happened around 9.15pm on Tuesday, 7 January, 2020 on Fairhill Avenue.


A 22-year-old man was the victim of an unprovoked assault by two men in possession of knives, who got out of a dark coloured vehicle on Buchan Street.

The two suspects are described as white males, both around 6ft tall, slim to medium build and were wearing black or dark grey tracksuits and scarves or masks covering their faces.


The victim was taken to Hairmyres Hospital with facial injuries.


Detective Constable Stephanie Bertram, of Lanarkshire CID, said: “This was a serious unprovoked attack that was a frightening experience for the victim.

“I am appealing to anyone who was on Fairhill Avenue or the surrounding area around this time who may have witnessed the attack, saw the two men getting out of the vehicle or saw any suspicious activity to contact the police as soon as possible.


“I would also ask anyone with dash-cam footage who was driving in the area at the time to check back.


Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident number 3509 of Tuesday, 7 January, or can talk to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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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