A MAN was brutally attacked outside a takeaway shop in Airdrie.

The 52-year-old was seriously assaulted by two young women and a man on Stirling Street at around 11.15pm last night. 

He waked away, however, the group followed him and he was assaulted by the man again on Mill Loan, at its junction with Hallcraig Street.

He sustained serious head injuries.

Ambulance crews took him to University Hospital Monklands, where he remains in a stable condition.

Police say the two female suspects are described as being white Scottish, between 14 and 16 years old and of slim build.

Meanwhile, the male suspect is described as white Sottish, early to mid-20s and of slim build.

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Detective Sergeant Mark Nelson from Coatbridge CID said: “This was a brutal assault and enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding what happened.

“I am appealing to anyone who was in the area late on Saturday night, and witnessed either incident or noticed the group described above, to please come forward.

“I would also urge any motorists with dash-cams who were travelling nearby to check their footage in case they have captured anything which could assist our investigation.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact Coatbridge CID through 101, quoting incident number 4214 of Saturday, June 12.

"Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”