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Man injured after being attacked by gang on footpath

A 29-year-old has been left injured after being attacked by three men.

Assault: Police are appealing for witnesses. STV

A man has been left injured after being attacked by a gang on a public footpath in South Lanarkshire.

The 29-year-old was at the junction of Strathaven Road and Mill Road, Hamilton, when he was assaulted by three men just before 10pm on Friday.

The victim attended Hairmyres Hospital where he was treated for face, back and arm injuries.

Police are now appealing for witnesses.

DC Jennifer Thirtle, from Lanarkshire CID, said: “Whilst we don’t have descriptions of the suspects, we know that the area was busy with vehicles and are appealing for anyone with information or potential dashcam footage to come forward.

“We are currently making door-to-door enquiries and would also ask for members of the community who may have seen people acting suspiciously in the area before or after the incident to please contact Police.”


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