Man taken to hospital with serious facial injury following assault

Police are appealing for any witnesses after the incident in Airdrie on Monday afternoon.

Appeal launched after man taken to hospital following assault in Airdrie, near Varnsdorf Way © Google Maps 2022

A probe has been launched after a man was taken to hospital following an assault in Lanarkshire.

The 39-year-old suffered a serious facial injury after being attacked in the Luing area of Airdrie, near to Varnsdorf Way, at around 4.15pm on Monday.

Emergency services attended and he was taken to University Hospital Monklands for treatment.

His condition is currently unknown.

Police are now appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information to come forward in relation to the incident.

Detective constable David Forde, of Coatbridge CID, said: “This incident saw a man sustain a serious facial injury and it is vital we trace the individual responsible.

“Our enquiries are ongoing and I am appealing for anyone with any information which may assist us to get in touch.

“I would ask anyone who was in the area at the time and may have seen something suspicious to contact us.

“We are also keen to hear from anyone with potential private CCTV, dashcam or video doorbell footage.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Police Scotland via 101 quoting incident 2528 of Monday, August 1, 2022, or call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.