Gang assault man and vandalise two homes as police issue appeal

Police say the same group carried out both crimes in Uddingston.

Police appeal after gang assault man and vandalise two properties in Uddingston Google Maps

Police are appealing for information after a gang assaulted a man and broke into two properties in Uddingston.

A group of five men entered a property in Bent Crescent in the Viewpark area and assaulted a 27-year-old man at around 6.30pm on Wednesday, January 3.

Police say the same group vandalised the home and and a car parked outside before entering a second property on Alexander Avenue, vandalising the home and another car parked outside a short while after.

The group made off in a dark-coloured Volkswagen Golf and the man who was assaulted was taken to hospital but released after treatment.

The force are appealing for information on the incidents as they believe the addresses were ‘targeted’ and are asking anyone who noticed a vehicle matching the description to contact them.

Detective Constable Stephen Rose of Wishaw Police Station said: “We are linking these two incidents and we believe these addresses were targeted, however we are appealing for any information that may assist our investigation.

“This is a busy area and I would appeal to anyone who was in the Viewpark area on Wednesday evening and noticed a dark-coloured Volkswagen Golf, or anything suspicious to contact us.

“I would also ask people to check their dash-cam, doorbell or any personal footage. If you hold any information that may be relevant to this enquiry, please contact 101 quoting incident number 2993 of 3 January.

“Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.” 

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