A dog walker has been slashed during a “terrifying assault” in Glasgow.
The 53-year-old woman suffered head and hand injuries after being attacked by a man with a knife in Penilee on Sunday night.
After the incident, which happened on Bowfield Avenue, near to Bowfield Crescent around 9.30pm, the assailant ran off towards nearby lock-ups.
The woman managed to get help and was taken by ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, where her condition has been described as stable.
However, police said she had been permanently scarred by the attack and added it was “imperative” the man responsible is caught.
The dog, a Yorkshire Terrier, was not injured during the attack.
Detective constable Stuart Welsh said: “This was a shocking and terrifying assault on this woman. We are still trying to establish why the man targeted her.
“So far there are no obvious reasons, however, one line of inquiry is that her attacker either mistook her for someone else or that he believed she knew the intended target and that this was some kind of message.
“Whatever the reason, this poor lady is now permanently scarred. It is imperative that we catch the man responsible.”
If you have any information about the incident contact police on 101.