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Man injured in ‘unprovoked’ stabbing in Blantyre

The 35-year-old is in a stable condition in hospital after the attack, which came during a fight between six to eight men in the Lanarkshire town.

Police are hunting a group involved in a street fight in Blantyre (Andrew Milligan/PA)
Police are hunting a group involved in a street fight in Blantyre (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Police are hunting a group who stabbed a man in an unprovoked attack in South Lanarkshire.

The 35-year-old remains in a stable condition in hospital following the incident in Wolcott Drive, Blantyre, at around 7pm on Saturday.

Officers were called to a fight said to have involved around six to eight men, all wearing black clothing and hooded tops.

The injured man was treated and taken to Hairmyres Hospital in East Kilbride.

Detective Constable Andrew Fearnside said: “This would appear to be a totally unprovoked attack on a man who had nothing to do with the group of men who were fighting in the street.

“Officers are currently carrying out local inquiries and viewing CCTV footage to try and gain more information and are appealing to anyone with information to contact Cambuslang CID via telephone number 101 quoting incident number 3466 of 29 December 2018.”

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