Busy city centre street locked down as police probe serious assault

Officers placed a cordon around Union Street following the incident on Thursday morning.

Union Street in Glasgow locked down as police respond to reports of serious assault Twitter / @RealPaulMurray

A major Glasgow street has been shut down by police following reports of a serious assault.

Emergency crews flocked to Union Street shortly after 11.30am on Thursday amid an incident on the busy thoroughfare.

It has since been confirmed that a 45-year-old man has been taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

Images from the scene show a police cordon blocking off road access, while local public transport services are being diverted away from the area.

One eyewitness told how they were ordered to remain in their workplace while officers carried out an initial investigation.

Police Scotland said it was likely the area would remain off limits “for some time”.

A spokesperson for the force added: “Around 11.30am on Thursday, June 30, police were called to a report that a man had been assaulted on Union Street, Glasgow. 

“Officers and emergency services are at the scene and enquiries are continuing.”

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We received a call to attend an incident on Union Street, Glasgow, this morning.

“One ambulance and the trauma team were dispatched to the scene and a 45-year-old male was conveyed to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.” 

More to follow…

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