Detectives are appealing for information after a man was seriously assaulted in Govan on Thursday 22 March 2012.
Between 1545 and 1600 hours on Thursday afternoon, a 32 year old man was attacked by two men as he left a house in Crossloan Terrace, Govan. He was taken by ambulance to the Southern General Hospital where he was detained. At the time of writing (Saturday 21 March ) hospital staff described his condition as stable.
Detective Constable Chris Smith, Govan CID, is appealing for witnesses. He said: “The man was in his friend’s house when two men came to the door and entered the flat. Once inside, an argument took place between them and the friend, so he left the flat. However, as he went into the street, he was attacked from behind and badly beaten.
“We are keen to speak to three men who were in the area at the time and who might be able to help us with our enquiries. They are described as possibly being in their 30’s, white and Scottish. One was wearing a red tracksuit, another a brown jacket and the third a green top. Their information could prove significant in the enquiry.
“Crossloan Terrace is residential and overlooked by many flats. It is possible that people nearby will have seen or heard a disturbance outside. If they did, I would ask them to phone Helen Street CID on 0141 532 5400 or CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 where details can be given in confidence.”
TITANIC to the Great East Japan Earthquake
Documentation of Disasters
Thursday 22nd March
University of Glasgow
10am – 3pm
The White Star liner Titanic sank after striking an iceberg in the North Atlantic in April 1912 and the Great Eastern Japanese Earthquake took place almost a century later in March 2011. Both disasters sent shock waves round the world and were extensively covered in the world press that in both cases had to rely heavily on eye-witness accounts.
The sinking of the Titanic still attracts huge public interest and the centenary will be commemorated in many events this year. Will the Great Eastern Japanese Earthquake be similarly commemorated in 2111?
The memory of the sinking of the Titanic was transmitted through images, film and records from before the events, the evidence of survivors and the reports of public enquiries on both sides of the Atlantic. The event was memorialized in public monuments such as that in Washington and subsequently in books and films.
The memory of the Great Eastern Japanese Earthquake will be transmitted through the same media, but with the important addition of digital images and the recorded testimony made by eye-witnesses at the time, using mobile phones and other personal devices and uploaded on social networking sites.
This joint symposium between Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII), University of Glasgow, and Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies (IIIS), University of Tokyo, in Glasgow, will bring together Japanese and Scottish scholars and is free to members of the public.
10.00 Coffee & welcome
There is no charge for attendance and all are welcome.
For more information or to register for attendance , please contact Kirsti-Ann Mullen, Kirsti-Ann.Mullen@glasgow.ac.uk