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Last Updated: Monday, 1 March, 2004, 19:33 GMT
Motorist abducted and stabbed
A 39-year-old female motorist was abducted and stabbed by a man as she spoke on her mobile phone.

The woman was attacked as she sat in her parked car in Cathcart, Glasgow, at about 2300 GMT on Sunday.

The man ordered her to drive and stabbed her as she escaped, before he fled in her car.

She was taken to the city's Victoria Infirmary and is in a stable condition. Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

The attacker got into the woman's Vauxhall Tigra car in Rhannan Road.

This was a terrifying attack on a female motorist
Det Sgt Thomas Mackay
Strathclyde Police Detective Sergeant Thomas Mackay said the woman's car had since been recovered.

"This was a terrifying attack on a female motorist," he said.

"The victim ran from the car and towards the bus stop nearby where a man, dressed in light clothing and carrying a rucksack, pointed her in the direction of Safeway where she managed to get help.

"At the same time a red-coloured car driven by a woman, heading in the Clarkston direction, also slowed down but drove off again without stopping.

"I am very keen to speak to either of these two people as they might have information that will help us with our enquiries."

The attacker was described as about 5ft 11in tall, with short dark hair and was clean-shaven. He was wearing glasses and dark clothing.


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