A VULNERABLE pensioner was attacked by a young woman with a weapon on his own doorstep in Priesthill.

Murder cops are now investigating the violent attack which happened last night in Elliston Avenue.

The force said the 76-year-old victim was within the property when he was disturbed by the woman. She then seriously assaulted him with a weapon at the front door.

The victim was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

The Evening Times understands she was not known to the victim and it is unclear why she was at his front door. 

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Detective Inspector Peter Sharp, Govan Police Office, said: “This was an incredibly serious attack on an elderly man and we are treating this as attempted murder.

“During the incident, there was a lot of shouting and therefore we are appealing for anyone who may have heard this disturbance to get in touch with us. We have been checking CCTV in the local area and speaking to those who live nearby.

“Did you see anybody in the area prior to the incident? Any small piece of information could help us establish exactly what happened here.

“At this point, it is unknown what the motive for this attack was however we do not believe there is any threat to the wider public. We have extra patrols in the area to provide reassurance and we would advise anyone with any concerns to speak to our officers.”

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The suspect is described as a young woman between the ages of 16 to 20 years old with shoulder-length light coloured hair. She is also described as wearing tight clothing at the time of the incident.

Anyone with any information should contact Police via 101, quoting incident number 4439 of Tuesday 6 August 2019.

Alternatively, you can contact CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 where information can be given in confidence.