A THUG ran towards two men with a large knife while they were standing outside a takeaway in Glasgow's East End. 

The brutal attack on the two men, aged 50 and 51, took place just after midnight on Tuesday, May 16 while they were standing in the doorway of The Spice Boys in Baillieston. 

Police say the men became aware of their ruthless attacker, who was standing nearby while at the take-away which is near Swinton Road. 

The knifeman then shouted at them before running towards them and attacking them.

The victims made their way back into the takeaway whilst their attacker got into a white coloured car, possibly a Seat Leon, before making off east along Rhindmuir Road.

The 50-year-old man was taken to the Glasgow Royal Infirmary for treatment to a serious shoulder injury and has since been released.

The 51-year-old man was treated by paramedics at the scene.

The suspect is described as white Scottish, 5ft 7 inches to 5ft 9 inches, of medium build, and he was wearing dark clothing and carrying a baseball cap.

Detective Constable Juan Carlos Arias De Leon, from Shettleston CID, said: “This was a brutal and ruthless attack, and officers are working to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

“I would appeal to anyone who was on Swinton Road just after midnight on Tuesday and may have witnessed a disturbance to please get in touch.

“I would also like to speak to anyone who may have seen a white coloured car in the area around the time of the incident, or a man matching the above description.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact officers at Shettleston CID via 101 and quote incident number 0007/16. Alternatively you can call CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 where details can be given in confidence.”