Man injured in Cumbernauld attack


A man is being treated in hospital after he was attacked and robbed by three people.

The 41-year-old victim was walking in Laburnum Road, Cumbernauld, at around 4.10pm on Sunday when a woman and two men approached him.

Police said he was a keen photographer and had his camera around his neck. It was stolen along with his mobile phone after he was assaulted.

The man was taken to Monklands Hospital and is said to be in a stable condition.

The woman is aged between 20 and 35, around 5ft 6in, with dark brown hair which was tied back in a ponytail. She was also wearing a turquoise tracksuit top.

The first man is between 30 and 35 with a slim build and short dark brown hair. He was wearing a dark jacket and dark blue tracksuit bottoms. The second man is between 30 and 40 with a medium build and bald head. He was wearing light coloured clothing.

Detective Sergeant Iain Sneddon said: "This was a violent attack which left a man in hospital and enquiries are under way to trace the people involved.

"The victim is a keen photographer and had his camera around his neck at the time of the incident and I would appeal to anyone who may have seen him, or a group matching the above descriptions, to get in touch.

"Anyone with information is asked to contact officers at Coatbridge CID via 101 and quote incident number 2992/30. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where details can be given in confidence."