A MAN has been brutally attacked by a group of thugs in Glasgow.

The incident took place on Union Street near Gordon Street in the city centre on Friday, April 12, shortly after 12am.

During the shocking ordeal, a 28-year-old man was assaulted by members of a group of around eight men who were in the area at the time.

Following the attack, the young man was rushed to hospital after suffering head and back injuries.

Currently, cops have no "specific description" of the culprits - however, officers say they were all dressed in dark clothing.

The force have also said they are continuing to gather relevant CCTV footage from the area.

Meanwhile, detectives are appealing for information on the serious assault.

Detective Constable Matthew McCann said: “This group were in Union Street prior to the assault taking place and I would like to ask anyone who was in that area at the time who may have seen the males to get in touch. 

“I would also ask any motorists with dash cam equipment to check their footage as there could be images which would aid our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident 0178 of April 12.

Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be called on 0800 555 111 where anonymity can be maintained.