Glasgow recycling centre machete attack sparks police gangland murder bid probe

By Sarah Vesty

Police in Glasgow are treating a gangland attack at a recycling centre in the north west of the city as an attempted murder and believe a car found burnt out over three miles away may be linked to the incident.

Crime clan figure Robert Daniel was attacked at Dawsholm Recycling Centre near to Kelvindale on Saturday afternoon (September 11) in what police believe was a ‘targeted’ incident, The Daily Record reports.

The 41-year-old was rushed to hospital for treatment to serious injuries after being attacked with a machete.

His present condition is currently unknown.

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Officers have confirmed they are treating the incident as attempted murder but stressed that there is no threat to the wider public.

A black Ford Kuga was discovered alight on a cycle path near Kelso Street in the Knightswood area at around 4.25pm - not long after the attack took place.

Police are keen to speak to anyone who may have been in the area around the time of the attack.

Officers have confirmed they are treating the incident as attempted murder (REACH PLC)

Detective Inspector Craig Warren, of Police Scotland’s CID Unit, said: “A man has sustained serious injuries as a result of this attack and we are appealing for information to help trace those responsible.

Police are keen to speak to anyone who may have been in the area around the time of the attack.

Detective Inspector Craig Warren, of Police Scotland’s CID Unit, said: “A man has sustained serious injuries as a result of this attack and we are appealing for information to help trace those responsible.

“We believe this incident to be targeted and there is no threat to the wider public.

“A black Ford Kuga vehicle was found burnt out on a cycle path near Kelso Street and Dumbarton Road and we believe this may be linked to the incident.

“I would ask if you were in the area at the time and noticed this vehicle or anyone acting suspicious near Dalsholm or Dumbarton Road, that you come forward and speak to police.

“If there are any motorist with dashcam footage that could assist with our enquiries, please get in touch with officers.”

Police can be contacted by calling 101 and quoting incident number 2595 of Saturday, 11 September, 2021 or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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