A WOMAN is in a serious condition in hospital after being attacked in Glasgow city centre.

The 39-year-old has serious hand and head injuries following the assault which happened last night.

Police were called to an area under George V Bridge and the woman was taken by ambulance to the hospital. 

They have appealed for witnesses in a bid to find out what happened to the woman. 

The force provided no further details about the incident. 

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A spokeswoman said: "Police in Glasgow were called to an area under George V Bridge on Wednesday, 9 October, following a serious assault.

"The incident happened between 8pm and 8.20pm when a 39-year-old woman was assaulted, leaving her with serious hand and head injuries.

"The Scottish Ambulance Service attended and took the woman to the Glasgow Royal Infirmary, where she remains in a serious, but stable condition.

"Inquiries are ongoing and officers are eager to hear from anyone who witnessed the assault, or who saw any suspicious behaviour in the area around 8pm last night, to contact them immediately.

"Anyone with information should call Police Scotland on 101 and quote incident number 3944 of 9th October, or report this to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."