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Snowball fight led to race attack

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Police said what started as a friendly snowball fight turned nasty

Police have appealed for witnesses after four white men were seriously assaulted by a group of Asian men in the Pollokshields area of Glasgow.

The victims, all aged 20, were having a friendly snowball fight with a group of Asian youths on Kenmure Street at about 2030 GMT on Sunday.

Police said four other Asian men got out of a Toyota car and attacked them with a variety of weapons.

Officers are treating the attack as a racial incident.

All four victims were taken to the Victoria Infirmary suffering from various injuries, including head wounds and broken bones.

One was released after treatment. The other three remain in hospital where their conditions were described as serious but stable.

Det Sgt Diane Caldwell said: "What started out as a friendly snowball fight turned nasty and we are treating this as a racial incident against the four white males involved.

"I would appeal to anyone who saw the snowball fight, heard any exchange or saw the males either arriving or leaving the scene to come forward."

The suspects were all said to be aged in their 20s.



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