Two suspects charged after man attacked by masked gang in 'murder bid'

A 23-year-old man was rushed to hospital and treated for serious head injuries following the incident.

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Two suspects have been charged after a man was attacked by a masked gang armed with weapons in an alleged murder bid in Balloch.

The 23-year-old was attacked by a group of masked individuals who emerged from at least two vehicles on Dalvait Road around 3.05am on Wednesday.

The attack took place at the junction with Balloch Road before the culprits sped off towards Gartocharn.

Following the attack, the man was rushed to Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley where he was treated for a serious head injury.

Two men aged 26 and 28 have now been arrested and charged in connection with the incident.

Detective Sergeant Kieran Bewick at Clydebank CID said: “This was a particularly violent attack which left the victim with a serious head injury that required medical attention.

“We believe that the assault on the 23-year-old man may be linked to another incident which occurred the evening before on Tuesday January 10 around 11.20pm in Murrroch Avenue, Dumbarton. On this occasion two vehicles, with masked occupants, threatened persons within a house and vandalised the house and vehicles before making off.

“It is vital that anyone who witnessed either of the incidents or anyone with dash-cam footage relating to them contact police immediately.

“Anyone with information should contact police via 101 quoting reference number 0250 of January 11. Alternatively, calls can be made to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where anonymity can be maintained.”