Hope Street: ‘in critical condition’ after attempted murder

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A MAN who was attacked in Glasgow city center last night is in hospital in critical condition.

The incident, which took place at around 11:45 p.m. at a bus stop just outside Bar Burrito on Hope Street, is being considered an attempted murder by the police.

The 60-year-old male victim was “seriously injured” after being attacked by another man and falling to the ground.

He has been taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and is in critical condition.

Police are asking for information after the incident.

The suspect, identified as a medium build, short black haired white man in his forties, spoke to nearby witnesses after the incident before walking towards Gordon Street.

At the time, he was wearing a dark three-quarter jacket, light blue jeans, and a gray hat.

She was holding a black bag, a white polyethylene bag, and a brown satchel.

Detective Sergeant Gordon Walker of Stewart Street CID said: “This was despicable behavior that resulted in a man being seriously injured.

“Investigations are ongoing, but we consider this an attempted murder and are working to identify the circumstances that led up to this incident and identify the man responsible.

“At the time of the incident, there were many people around, both on the street and in cars and taxis. I ask those who saw the incident to contact the police as soon as possible.

“I also encourage anyone driving in the area to check out any dash cam footage that might be useful to our investigation.”

Anyone with information should contact the police on 101 quoting the incident on October 8, 4236, or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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