A MAN is in hospital after "despicable" thugs tried to murder him in a North Glasgow street. 

The 27-year-old was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital for treatment and his condition is described as serious but stable. 

Three men had pulled up in a Volkswagen Golf as the victim was walking in a footpath near Skerry Street, Milton at around 9.55pm yesterday. They pounced on him and attacked him with weapons before fleeing the scene. 

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Members of the public helped the man and called emergency services to the scene. 

The first suspect is described as white and wearing a khaki top, a bubble jacket with the hood up and face covered, dark bottoms and black trainers.

The second suspect is described as white and wearing all black clothing with the hood up and face covered.

The third suspect is described as white and wearing a black hooded top with a large white Nike logo across the chest, black bottoms and his face covered.

Detectives are treating the incident as attempted murder and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Glasgow Times:

Detective Inspector Graham McCreadie, from Maryhill CID, said: “This is believed to have been a targeted attack on the victim, who has been left seriously injured, and it is vital we trace the despicable individuals responsible.

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“Extensive enquiries are ongoing and we would appeal to anyone who witnessed this incident, or noticed anything at all suspicious, to come forward.

“In particular, we would urge any motorists with dash-cams who were in the area at the time to please check their footage in case they have captured anything of significance, such as the vehicles involved.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland through 101, quoting incident 3656 of Monday, March 29. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”