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Man with ‘Irish accent’ punches driver in Glasgow road rage attack

The junction of Shettleston Road and Duke Street. Image: Google Maps.
The junction of Shettleston Road and Duke Street. Image: Google Maps.

A 40-year-old man was left with a serious head injury after being punched during a road rage incident in Glasgow’s East End on the morning of Saturday 7 May. 

The man was attacked at 11.45am by the driver of a blue Volkswagen Golf who spoke with an Irish accent.

The incident took place following an altercation between the two drivers on Shettleston Road, near to the junction with Duke Street.

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The victim was sitting in his car, a silver Volkswagen Vectra, when the other driver left his vehicle, approached and punched him.

He was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary for treatment and has since been released.

His attacker has been described as white, in his 30s, of medium build and 5ft10ins in height.

Glasgow Live reports that the man had an Irish accent and was wearing a green fleece.

Detective Constable Craig Paterson, of Shettleston CID, said: “The two cars had been travelling west on Shettleston Road, when as they approached the junction with Duke Street, the drivers were involved in an altercation with each other which resulted in the driver of the Golf getting out of his car and punching the man as he sat in the driver’s seat of his car.

“At this time we are trying to establish the circumstances surrounding the assault.

“So far there is no trace of the car on CCTV in the area, however, enquiries are continuing to trace the Golf which made off prior to police arrival from Duke Street into the Forge Market Car Park.

“I would ask that anyone who witnessed the assault or who recognises the description of the man contact the CID at Shettleston Police Office via 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where details can be given in confidence.”



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