A 25-year-old man has been arrested in connection to the stabbing of a key worker in Hamilton yesterday afternoon.

At around 12.40pm, police were rushed to a report of a disturbance in Portland Place. 

It has been reported that the DPD delivery driver was allegedly knifed in the stomach and leg during the vicious daylight assault. 

The 45-year-old man was taken to hospital where he is currently being treated for serious injuries.

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A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "Police were called about 12.40pm on Tuesday, 19 May, 2020, to a report of a disturbance in Portland Place, Hamilton.

"A 45-year-old man was taken to hospital with serious injuries. A 25-year-old man has arrested been in connection with this and enquiries are ongoing.

"Officers remain at the scene conducting enquiries to establish the full circumstances. 

Meanwhile, friends of the victim have raised more than £7000 in less than 24 hours to help support him and his family. 

A GoFundMe page was launched with an initial target of raising £250 for the key worker, but donations have been flooding in where the total currently sits at £7180.

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Friends of the 45-year-old have described him as "a great guy", "a lovely guy" and a "legend".

One person said: "He is a genuinely decent guy and always has time for a quick chat on the doorstep no matter how busy he is.

"Always asks how you are. On behalf of Mournian Way, get well soon."

View the online fundraiser here.