A WEEKEND of violence involving a masked gang armed with weapons attacking several men has sparked a major police investigation.

The first victim, 38, was left seriously injured after he was assaulted outside 168 Dykemuir Street in Springburn at around 8.25pm on Friday.

Police said four masked men were involved in attacking the victim with bladed weapons and had arrived at the scene in a silver/grey van.

A white coloured car is also believed to have been involved in the attack and was seen travelling from Dykemuir Street in the direction of James Nisbet Street.

The victim was taken to the Glasgow Royal Infirmary and released after treatment.

The following day at around 12.45pm, a second victim, 53, was attacked and seriously injured by three masked men with bladed weapons at 37 Red Road, Springburn.

The victim was taken to the Glasgow Royal Infirmary and released after treatment.

On Sunday at around 4.30pm, a third victim, 32, was seriously injured after being attacked by three masked men with bladed weapons within a property in Queenslie Street. 

Emergency services attended and the victim was taken to the Glasgow Royal Infirmary for treatment to numerous injuries. Medical staff describe his condition as stable.

Witnesses describe a dark coloured hatchback style car, possibly a Ford Focus or Volkswagon Golf, which may have been involved and was seen driving away from the scene toward Hogganfield Street, Glasgow.

Two men were seen entering the car. The first is described as 5 ft 3 inches to 5 ft 4 inches, of skinny build and he was wearing dark clothing with the hood up. The second is described as 5 ft 3 inches to 5 ft 4 inches, of skinny build, and he was wearing a grey jacket with the hood up.

Detectives are treating the incident as attempted murder.

Following the attacks police were called to a report of a car on fire in Gilbertfield Street at around 7.50pm on Sunday.

The car was extensively damaged, however is believed to be a silver coloured Ford Focus. It is believed that the car may have been used in the earlier incident in Queenslie Street, Stepps.

Detective Inspector Jim Bradley said: “We believe that the incidents are linked and the attacks on the three men were targeted.

“This type of mindless violence will not be tolerated and a dedicated team of officers are working to establish the full circumstances and trace the individuals responsible.

“We need the support of people in the north of Glasgow to find answers, and I would appeal to anyone who witnessed any of the incidents detailed above to come forward. If you were in or around the areas of Dykemuir Street, Red Street, Queenslie Street or Gilbertfield Street at the time of the various incidents please get in touch. Perhaps you heard a disturbance or noticed cars being driven erratically – even the slightest detail could be important to our investigation.

“We would also appeal for any motorists with dashcams who were in these areas at the relevant time to check in case they have captured any footage which could be of significance.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact Greater Glasgow CID via 101, quoting incident number 2811 of Sunday 2 December 2018. Alternatively you can call CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 where details can be given in confidence.”