A man has been left fighting for his life after being attacked on a busy Glasgow city centre street in what police are police are calling a “despicable” attempted murder.
The 60-year-old was at a bus shelter outside Bar Burrito on Hope Street when he was assaulted by another man at around 11.45pm on Friday.
Emergency services attended and the injured man was taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where medical staff have described his condition as critical.
Police are now looking to trace the man responsible who is described as being in his 40s and around 5ft6 with short dark hair.
At the time of the incident he was wearing a dark three quarter length jacket with light blue jeans and a grey hat.
He was in possession of a a dark holdall, white polythene bag and brown satchel and spoke to nearby witnesses following the attack before walking away towards Gordon Street.
Detective Sergeant Gordon Walker of Stewart Street CID said: “This was despicable behaviour which has resulted in the serious injury of a man.
“Enquiries remain ongoing but we are treating this as an attempted murder and we are working to establish the circumstances leading up to this incident, and to identify the man responsible.
“There would have been a number of people in the area around the time of the incident both on the street and in vehicles and taxis. I am appealing to anyone who saw what happened to contact police as soon as possible.
“I would also encourage anyone who was driving in the area to please check any dashcam footage for anything which might be useful to our investigation.”