Violent incident in Torbrex Road

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Part of Carbrain’s footpath network was sealed off by police today as investigations into a serious assault are underway.

The attack took place at around 8.30pm on Wednesday and investigations are ongoing. A 58-year-old man sustained cuts to his body and is currently being treated in hospital where his condition is described as stable.

Detective Sergeant Iain Sneddon of Coatbridge CID, who is leading the investigation, said: “The man was getting out of his car in the car park on Torbrex Road, Cumbernauld, when he was attacked and seriously assaulted by a number of people.

“We believe that he was specifically targeted, however, whether that’s the case or not, it was carried out in a residential area and with no regard for anyone who lives or who was about there at the time.

“At the moment we do not have a description of the attackers or indeed how many of them there were, however we can understand that a saloon type car may have been used by them.

“This car would have been driven off at speed following the incident and as the roads around the estate are tight I have no doubt that someone will have noticed it making off following the attack.

“We are currently checking CCTV and speaking to residents in the area, however we would appeal to anyone who may have seen the attack or maybe heard a commotion outside, to contact us.”

Information can be passed to officers at Coatbridge CID via 101 or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where details can be given anonymously.