Man needs surgery after being stabbed in murder bid 

The 27-year-old was attacked after becoming involved in a row with a man on Tuesday.

Stabbing: The attack happened in Mitchell Street. <strong>Google 2019</strong>
Stabbing: The attack happened in Mitchell Street. Google 2019

A man has been left needing surgery after being stabbed during an argument in North Lanarkshire.

The 27-year-old was attacked after becoming involved in a row with another man on Mitchell Street, Coatbridge, at 12.40am on Tuesday.

Following the assault, the victim made his way to Craigend Drive and contacted a family member who called an ambulance.

He was taken to Monklands Hospital and has since been transferred to the Golden Jubilee Hospital where he is currently being treated.

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Police are carrying out inquiries and are treating the incident as attempted murder.

Detective Sergeant Clare Cassidy said: “This attack has left a young man in a very serious condition that requires surgery and could quite easily have had fatal consequences.

“The suspect is described as being a white male who was dressed in shorts, a black jumper and black t-shirt.

“It is also believed that there was a man and woman in the area at the time and I urge them to come forward immediately as they may be able to provide vital information that could assist our inquiry.

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“Anyone who has any information regarding the incident is asked to contact police at Coatbridge via telephone number 101 quoting incident number 0170 of 9 July 2019. “


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