|Posted on August 4, 2012 at 3:40 PM|
A man almost lost his life after being stabbed in a Glasgow street, police said.
The 29-year-old man and a friend were approached by five men and two women near Ibrox library on Paisley Road West around 5am on Saturday.
After an altercation, the man was attacked with a knife and sustained serious injuries to his legs.
His friend, who was not injured in the incident, contacted police and the victim was taken to the Southern General Hospital where he remains in a stable condition.
There is no further description available of the suspects.
Detective Constable Jane McCourt of Govan CID said: "This was a terrifying, unprovoked attack on a man who was making his way home from a night out with his friend.
"During the incident he suffered very serious injuries to his legs and considerable blood loss, and it is only thanks to the quick actions of his friend alerting the police and administering first aid that this is not a murder inquiry.
"We are examining CCTV and making door to door enquiries to try to identify the group of people responsible for this sickening attack, however, I'd like to appeal to anyone who was near to the location at the time this incident happened to get in touch with police.
"Paisley Road West is a very busy main road, and I am hopeful that we can trace witnesses who could assist us with our enquiries."
Anyone with information is asked to contact officers at Helen Street CID on 0141 532 5400. Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111.
Categories: Glasgow Violent crime