Teenager in hospital after 'throat slit' in East Kilbride attack as bar staff rush to help

Bar staff found the young man at the back door "covered in blood"
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A young man is in hospital after his throat was allegedly 'slit' during an attack in East Kilbride.

Officers are now appealing for information following the serious assault which happened over the weekend on Saturday, June 1, in the Murray Road area of the town.

Emergency services raced to the scene at around 8.20pm and the 19-year-old victim was rushed to hospital.

The alarm was raised after bar staff at the Murray Bar reportedly found the young man at the back door "covered in blood" with an injury to his neck after allegedly being "slashed".

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Staff feared the teenager had "died" after he suddenly went limp when receiving aid. He remains in hospital however, his current condition is unknown, reports the East Kilbride News.

Pub supervisor Ashley Degning had just started her shift when she spotted the young man slumped over the back steps as a good Samaritan held a blood-soaked t-shirt to his neck.

Speaking exclusively to Lanarkshire Live, Ashley said: "He'd came into the pub for help. I came in two minutes behind him about 9pm and he was sitting at the back door with someone holding a t-shirt to his neck and the blood was soaking through the t-shirt.

"I saw the injury - it was nasty, quite a big gash. He looked about 20 years old and was in a bad way when the paramedics arrived.

"He was able to talk for a while and seemed okay, then out of nowhere he just keeled over."

A probe has since been launched with the bar ordered to close for the night while forensic police officers gathered evidence.

Detective Sergeant Jim Williamson said: “Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances and we are appealing to anyone who saw what happened to get in touch.

“If you can help please contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 3907 of Saturday, 1 June, 2024, or make a call anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

A Scottish Ambulance spokesperson said: "We received a call at 2020 hours on Saturday to attend an incident on Whitehills Terrace. We dispatched one ambulance to the scene and transported one patient to Queen Elizabeth University.”

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