Man crashes Audi during attack then set upon again as he runs for help

A man was assaulted as he sat in his car then pursued by a four-strong gang and subjected to another attack.

The 32-year-old victim was in his white Audi in Hill Avenue, Newton Mearns, East Renfrewshire, at around 2.20am on Saturday when the incident happened.

Police said a man opened the passenger door and seriously assaulted him, with the attack causing the driver to hit the accelerator pedal and crash into a parked car in front.

The victim managed to get out of the car and run for help but he was pursued by the attacker and three others and set upon again.

The suspects fled when a motorist stopped to help the injured man.

Emergency services attended and he was taken for treatment to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow.

Detectives described the motive for this attack as “unknown” as they appealed for information about what happened.

The suspects are described as male, white and between 16 and 18.

Three of them were wearing dark hooded tracksuits and one was wearing a grey hooded top and dark tracksuit trousers.

Detective Constable Joseph Keith said: “The motive for this attack is unknown and a man has sustained serious injuries.

“I appreciate the incident occurred in the early hours of the morning but it’s possible someone saw or heard something.

“Perhaps someone saw the four men hanging around Hill Avenue and thought nothing of it at the time, however, in light of this crime, any information could prove vital and I would urge people to get in touch with us.”

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