• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

Man injured in mugging by 'skinhead' gang

A MAN suffered a head injury during a "very nasty" assault and robbery by a skinhead on a quad bike and two accomplices.

The 40-year old was walking on a cycle path from Plains to Caldercruix, North Lanarkshire, when he was approached by the shaven-headed man and his black-clad passenger on the quad bike, and a third man wearing a hoodie and riding a dirt bike.

They assaulted and robbed the man before fleeing towards Plains between 9.30pm and 10pm on Thursday.

The victim went to a friend's house nearby and called police, and he was taken to Monklands hospital for treatment to a head injury.

The skinhead was aged between 25 and 30 wearing a dark black or purple jumper and trainers.

Contextual targeting label: 
Block list

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.

250542