Takeaway customer who was assaulted is in a serious condition

A police officer has been charged in connection with the assault
A police officer has been charged in connection with the assault

Detectives are appealing for information following a serious assault which occurred in Lanark on Saturday evening (August 18).

Just before midnight, a 40-year-old man who had been at Chillies takeaway on the High Street was approached by a male who then proceeded to attack him with a metal pole!

The suspect then ran off from the scene following the vicious attack.

Emergency services were called and the victim was taken by ambulance to Wishaw General Hospital for treatment to serious head injuries.

The suspect is described as being 5ft 11”, of skinny build, with short dark hair and clean shaven. He was wearing a black tracksuit with a motif design.

Detective Constable Gerry Hattie from Wishaw CID said: “This was a targeted and brutal assault on the victim who has been left in a serious condition is hospital.

“I would appeal to anyone who was in the vicinity of Lanark High Street around midnight and may have witnessed what happened, or noticed a man matching the above description, to please get in touch.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact Wishaw CID via 101, quoting incident number 0331. Alternatively you can call CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 where details can be given in confidence.”