Appeal after man attacked by three youths near Stepps Road

Detectives are appealing for information following a serious assault near Stepps Road in Glasgow on Sunday.

Tuesday, 13th December 2016, 10:16 am
Updated Wednesday, 14th December 2016, 1:58 pm

A 37-year-old man was waiting at the bus stop on Edinburgh Road, near to its junction with Stepps Road on the city bound carriageway, when he was approached by three male youths around 4.50pm.

One of the youths, who was wearing a light grey jacket with the hood up, threw a bottle at the back of the man’s head before making off towards Langbar Crescent in the Wellhouse area with the other youths.

The victim was taken by ambulance to Glasgow Royal Infirmary where he was treated for a head injury. He has now been released.

The three youths are described as white, between 15 and 18 years old, and all had short hair.

The first was wearing a light-coloured grey jacket with the hood up and dark coloured bottoms.

The second youth was wearing a dark coloured jacket with light coloured sleeves and dark trousers.

The third was wearing a dark coloured jacket with light coloured tracksuit bottoms.

All were believed to have been in possession of bottles or similar items.

Detective Constable Jennifer Carey from Shettleston CID said: “This was a completely unprovoked attack on an innocent man who was simply minding his own business and waiting to get on a bus.”