A man is fighting for his life in hospital after a brutal murder bid near a city park. 

Two unknown thugs ambushed the man near Tollcross Park in the early hours of Sunday morning, leaving him with life-threatening injuries.

He was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where staff say his condition is critical.

The man was assaulted at around 1am on Sunday, February 23, by two men on Tollcross Road, in Glasgow's East End.

He was helped by two women who the police believe could hold "crucial information" in solving the case. 

The two assailants fled through the park in the direction of Wellshot Road after repeatedly kicking and punching the victim's head. 

The first suspect is described as white, in his early ’30s and wearing a white two-tone tracksuit top with light grey sleeves, light grey shorts and a black tammy hat.

Police described the second suspect as white, in his early ’30s and wearing a blue tracksuit top, grey tracksuit bottoms and black tammy hat.

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Detective Inspector Greig Wilkie at Shettleston CID said: “This was a very violent attack which has left the victim fighting for his life.

“We are still trying to establish the exact circumstances and motive for such a violent act and I ask anyone who has any information that could assist our investigation to contact police immediately.

“We know that two women assisted the injured man shortly after he was assaulted and it is vital that these women contact police urgently as they may be able to provide crucial information.”

Police Scotland are asking anyone with information to contact them urgently on 101 quoting incident number 0272 of February 23, or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.