Glasgow student stabbed on Murano Street

By Lauren Holt
News Editor

A student, believed to attend Glasgow University, is critically ill in hospital after being wounded in a knife attack.

The 18-year-old was making his way home to nearby student accommodation before being stabbed in the back on Murano Street, in the Maryhill area of the city, early this morning. He was found with stab wounds shortly afterwards.

The attack took place at around 12.30am on 28 October 2015. Police are in the process of tracing the attacker.

The student was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary after emergency services arrived at the scene. According to the Evening Times newspaper, he is believed to have suffered a punctured lung from the attack.

Nearby residents said a property nearby was sealed off by officers, but it is unknown if this is related to the attack.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “At around 12.30am on Wednesday October 28, police received a report of a injured man in Murano Street, Glasgow.

The 18-year-old was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary for treatment.

A spokesman for the University of Glasgow said, “Student safety is our number one priority and we were deeply concerned to hear of this incident. We can confirm that one of our students is in hospital but that his injuries are not life threatening. Our staff are in regular contact with the hospital and with the student’s family.”

Inquiries are continuing.


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