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Attempted Murder In Larkhall


16/12/15























Police are appealing for information following an attempted murder in South Lanarkshire.

Around 1.45pm Wednesday 16th December, an 81-year-old man was attacked within his own home in Castleview, Larkhall .


He was taken by ambulance to Wishaw General Hospital to receive treatment for stab wounds. Medical staff described his condition as stable.

Detective Inspector David Cockburn, Lanarkshire Division CID, is appealing for information.

He said: “The elderly man was stabbed in a brutal attack within his own home in what we understand to be a targeted assault.

“Officers have been carrying out door-to-door enquiries and checking CCTV in the area. Detectives are following a positive line of enquiry at this time. 
“The response form the local community has been encouraging, however, we still need people to come forward with any information they may have surrounding the incident.
 
“I would appeal to anyone who has any information that will help police with enquiries to come forward and contact us.
 

Anyone with information can contact officers at Cambuslang CID via 101 or CRIMESTOPPERS in confidence on 0800 555 111.