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The victim was treated at the Southern General Hospital
A MAN has been scarred for life after being attacked as he walked to a bus stop in the south of the city.
The 53-year-old was repeatedly punched "for no apparent reason" by a man on Paisley Road West, near Berryknowes Road, in Cardonald, at about 10pm last night.
Police said he had been on his way to get a bus home after spending the evening with friends in a nearby pub.
He suffered serious facial injuries and was taken by ambulance to the Southern General Hospital in Govan for treatment. Hospital staff described his condition as stable.
The suspect was described as a white, Scottish man, between 45 and 49 years old, 5ft 7in tall and of a medium to stocky build. He had very short shaven hair which was balding and was wearing a light-coloured top and jeans.
Detective Constable Carolanne Montgomery, from Pollok CID, said: "The injured man had been out with friends and had just left a nearby pub to get the bus home when he was attacked and punched several times by the suspect for what would appear to be no apparent reason. His injuries will leave a permanent scar.
"The suspect ran off towards Lammermoor Avenue after the attack so it is quite possible that he would have been seen running at speed there or thereabouts.
"This area of Paisley Road West would have been quite busy at this time, people would have been in the pubs, shops or takeaways nearby or passing in a car, bus or taxi when this happened.
"Anyone with information can contact Pollok CID on 0141 532 5600 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where details can be given in confidence."