A MAN was stabbed in the leg, in what "appears to be a random attack", police have said. 

The victim did not know the attacker and was taken to the Glasgow Royal Infirmary for treatment to a stab wound in his leg.

He has since been discharged but police are hunting for the thug who attacked the 43-year-old man. 

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The attacker was described as being of a muscular build and was wearing dark clothing. 

He pounced on his victim in Ellesmere Street in Hamiltonhill at around 6.50pm on Wednesday evening. 

Cops have urged anyone who may have witnessed the frightening attack to come forward. 

Detective Constable Kat Keogh from Maryhill CID said: “This appears to have been a random attack and enquiries are ongoing identify the suspect and establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

“I would appeal to anyone who was in the area of Ellesmere Street just before 7pm on Wednesday night and witnessed what happened, or noticed anything at all suspicious, to come forward.

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"I would also ask motorists with dash-cams who were nearby at the time to check their footage in case they have captured anything which could be of significance.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland through 101, quoting incident number 2828 of Wednesday, 18 November, 2020. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”