Written by Scott Campbell, Cumbernauld Media's Senior Reporter.
Published at 15:37 on 22 May 2015
The scene yesterday evening. Picture: courtesy of Bill Henry.
THE Millcroft Road area of Cumbernauld was the scene of intensive police activity yesterday evening, in an incident which police have now described as an “altercation”.
Members of the emergency services were seen taping off parts of the street, amid speculation of a serious assault, domestic attack and even rumours of a suicide attempt yesterday evening.
At around 8pm, a police vehicle was spotted racing along Lenziemill Road, joining the B8054, before turning left on Kildrum roundabout, onto South Carbrain Road.
Local residents and drivers living or passing by the scene suggested to Cumbernauld Media last night that both ambulance crews and police officers were at the scene of the incident until late into the night.
At soon after 8pm, police officers were seen searching the grass, as more police officers arrived every minute, though eyewitnesses have told this website that emergency vehicles were on the scene as early as 7.30pm, when a male was spotted lying on the grass, receiving treatment from emergency responders.
The Scottish Ambulance Service’s emergency response vehicle was spotted leaving the scene at shortly after 8.20pm, though an emergency ambulance remained at the scene until much later.
Our reporters at the scene yesterday confirmed that a paramedic from the emergency ambulance entered a property in Millcroft Road, with an oxygen tank, while multiple plain-clothed C.I.D. officers arrived and left continuously throughout the evening, part of the grassy knoll behind one of the Millcroft Road flats was taped off.
Yesterday evening a spokeswoman for Police Scotland could not confirm what was happening at the scene, instead she could only confirm that it was an “ongoing incident”.
Meanwhile a spokeswoman for the Scottish Ambulance Service confirmed to Cumbernauld Media last night that they did indeed “attend a house in the Millcroft Road area of Cumbernauld”, but that it was a “routine call”, with no further information available.
This afternoon, however, Police Scotland has confirmed that the incident is in fact being treated as an attempted murder.
A spokeswoman for Police Scotland confirmed that there had been an “altercation” within one of the flats in Millcroft Road, confirming further that officers were treating the incident as a case of “attempted murder”.
The spokeswoman confirmed that officers were called to Millcroft Road at around 7.20pm yesterday evening, after reports that a 35-year-old man was injured.
The victim was soon rushed to Monklands Hospital, while his condition today has been described as “serious”.
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