Man stabbed by dognappers who tried to take his pet

Police have released an image of a dog that two men tried to steal before stabbing the owner in an attempted murder. The victim, 29, was walking his black cane corso in Dawsholm Park, Glasgow, when two men attacked him and tried to take the pet from him. The man suffered stab injuries and was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, where he continues to be treated. The one-year-old dog, called Beau, was not hurt. Officers have released an image of the dog in the hope of jogging people’s memories as they continue to appeal for witnesses to the incident, which they are treating as attempted murder. Detective Sergeant Alistair Donaldson, of Maryhill Police Station, said: ‘We hope that by issuing a photo of Beau someone may recall seeing him with the victim in the Dawsholm Park area on Tuesday morning and will come forward to assist with our inquiries.

We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have captured the victim and the dog prior to the attack, or the incident itself, on private CCTV or dash-cam and would ask anyone in the area to check their systems between 7.30am and 8.15am on 24th September and provide any footage to us. ‘I would also urge dog owners and members of the public using the park to be vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour to police as soon as possible

The victim continues to receive medical treatment for his injuries and I would urge anyone who can help us identity and trace the men involved to contact police immediately.’ The suspects are both described as white men who spoke with eastern European accents. One man was aged in his 40s, around 5ft 7in, of stocky/muscular build with short dark hair. He was clean-shaven and was wearing a dark zip-up jacket, dark jogging bottoms and black rigger-type boots. The other man was younger, aged in his 20s and around 5ft 10in. He had longer dark hair that was shorter at the sides, was clean-shaven and was wearing a dark jacket, light-blue dirty denim jeans and similar rigger-type boots. Anyone with information should contact police.


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