Police launch attempted murder probe after man stabbed in early hours

Medical staff have described the man's condition as 'serious but stable'.

Clydebank police launch attempted murder probe after man stabbed in early hours on Alexander Street STV News

A man is in hospital after being stabbed in the early hours of Monday morning as police launch an investigation into the attempted murder.

Shortly after midnight on May 8, police were called to an address in Alexander Street, Clydebank where a 38-year-old man had shown up at a takeaway seeking assistance after being stabbed by a man in the close of nearby flats.

He was taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital by ambulance where medical staff have described his condition as serious but stable.

Police are now hunting for a suspect who is described as being white, in his late 50s, 5ft 10in in height and of a stocky build.

It is not known what he was wearing at the time of the attack.

The suspect was with two others at the time, a man and a woman.

The woman was white, had dark hair and was wearing blue jeans and a green jacket.

The man was 5ft 8in in height, of a stocky build and was wearing a dark jacket and trousers and a blue paper face mask.

Police investigating the attack say that they have not yet established a motive, but added that he was “shouted down to the street by the suspects who were outside” before he was stabbed.

Detective constable Martin Davies, Clydebank CID, said: “At the moment we have no motive for this attack. What we know is that the injured man was at a flat in Alexander Street when he was shouted down to the street by the suspects who were outside. Once he went into the close, he was stabbed by one of the men.

“All three suspects then ran off through the rear of the flats into Hume Street towards Arran Place.

“The injured man made it to a nearby fast food shop where staff called an ambulance and police.

“Although this attack took place in the early hours of the morning, I am sure there would have been people about and so I’d ask that if you were in the area and saw anything that may assist officers with their enquiries, then please get in touch.

“From CCTV, a couple of black cars are seen passing the area around that time, so if you were there and may have dash-cam footage, or any information, then please call police.”

“Officers can be contacted by phoning 101.  Please quote reference number 0024 of Monday, May 8 2023 when calling. Alternatively, details can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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