A 19-year-old has been seriously injured after he was attacked by three men wearing balaclavas in Gasgow city centre.
The assault took place at around 6.20am on Friday when he was walking along Buchanan Street just between St Vincent Street and Gordon Street.
Police said he was directly approached by three men with one attacking him with a bladed weapon before running off.
The 19-year-old was treated at Glasgow Royal Infirmary for a hand injury and has since been discharged.
Officers said the suspects were wearing balaclavas and were all described as being around 6ft in height, of medium build and with brown skin.
Detective constable Larissa Cooper said: “At this time, we believe the injured man was specifically targeted, however, have yet to establish a motive as to why that was the case.
“Officers have been checking CCTV and making local enquiries since the attack but are appealing to anyone who may have seen the assault or has any information that may assist with their enquiries to get in touch.
“The suspects were wearing balaclavas and are described by witnesses at the time as all male, 6 ft, of medium build and with brown skin. They were all wearing dark clothing and at least one had a local Glasgow accent.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 0493 of Friday, January 5.
Alternatively, details can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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