Police are hunting two thugs after a man was battered in Glasgow city centre.

The 26-year-old victim was on Hope Street, near to Gordon Street, opposite Central Station, between 11.15pm and 11.30pm on Saturday when he stopped to speak to two men.

The attackers thumped the man on the head before punching him.

One suspect glassed the victim, leaving him with a serious head injury.

Passing police officers spotted the victim a short time later.

He was rushed to Glasgow Royal Infirmary with serious head injuries.

The man has since been discharged.

After the savage attack, the suspects made off along Hope street off into West George Lane and then onto Renfield Street.

They are both described as white and wearing dark clothing.

One thug was wearing a a beanie hat and black trainers with a white stripe on the side.

Police probing the incident slammed the assault as 'nasty' and are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

Detective Constable Vhairi Mills, Greater Glasgow CID, Stewart Street, said:

"We know that the injured man approached the two other men, when for whatever reason, he was attacked by both. 

"One of the men appears to strike him with a glass object resulting in a serious head injury.

"From CCTV there were a number of taxis stopped at the traffic lights on Gordon Street at Hope Street and quite a few people in the area at the time and I am sure someone there would be able to help us with our investigation.

"It is imperative that we catch the two men responsible for this rather nasty attack and so would ask that any information be passed to police via 101 quoting reference number 4346 of Saturday, 28 November, 2020. 

"Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111."