Arrest after stabbing in Cumbernauld

Police have stepped up patrols in the wider Carbrain area after a stabbing last night (August 20) in broad daylight.

Wednesday, 21st August 2019, 12:31 pm

Officers had received numerous reports of an ongoing disturbance around 7pm from horrified onlookers in the Langlands Place area.

Call handlers had been told that a man with a knife had clashed with another male.

On arrival they found a 23-year-old male who had indeed had been attacked and was bleeding.

Officers then succeeded in tracing the man who is alleged to have caused the injuries - who was in possession of a knife.

The man, who is 30-years-old was then arrested.

They termed the victim’s injuries “serious but not life threatening.”

Meanwhile, Police Inspector Neil MacLeod of Cumbernauld Police Station had a special message for those who had pitched in to raise the alarm.

And he also touched on the dangers of carrying a knife on the streets of Cumbernauld.

He said: “ I would like to thank the members of the public who contacted police .

“They ensured that a speedy response could be provided. The end result was a male in possession of a knife being taken off the street.

“This attack would appear to be targeted.

“However, in light of this incident police will be aiming to provide additional patrols in the area.

A report on this incident has been sent to the procurator fiscal.”