Man abducted, robbed and assaulted by masked gang in cemetery attack

The man was taken to a cemetery in Glasgow where he was assaulted and robbed.

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Police: Appealing for witnesses to 'shocking' attack.

A man has been abducted, robbed and assaulted by a masked gang who attacked him in a Glasgow cemetery.

Police are now looking to trace the six men responsible for the “shocking” incident that took place in Paisley on Thursday night.

The 21-year-old victim was with two other men on Broomlands Street at Maxwellton Street in the Renfrewshire town when they were approached and assaulted by the gang.

He was then forced into the back of a dark grey BMW X3 and driven to Langfaulds Cemetery on Baljaffray Road in Glasgow at around 9.50pm where he was further assaulted and threatened.

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The suspects also stole a number of items from the victim, including money and his mobile phone before leaving the scene in the BMW X3 and a black Audi TT. 

The victim attended hospital where he received treatment for his injuries and was later released. 

Police are now appealing for witnesses.

Detective Inspector Ian Ross, of Paisley CID, said: “The level of violence and intimidation shown during this incident is shocking. We believe this was a targeted attack.  

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“We believe there were six suspects involved in this attack and they were seen driving a dark grey BMW X3 and a black Audi TT. 

“I’d urge anyone who witnessed the incidents in Broomlands Street or Langfaulds Cemetery to come forward and speak to officers.

“We’re especially keen for anyone who may have captured the incidents on dash cam or private CCTV to check their systems and provide relevant footage to us.”