A violent pub disturbance has left a pensioner scarred for life.

Trouble erupted at the 100 Acre Bar in Rutherglen on Sunday night that led to a number of punters becoming involved.

A bartender at the boozer was also injured in the incident, with police now trying to trace the man who assaulted the 76-year-old man.

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Lanarkshire Live understands that the trouble began when two men allegedly became involved in a physical confrontation just before 10pm.

That dispute then sparked a second brawl elsewhere in the pub, this time involving several people, one of whom was armed with a bladed weapon.

During the ensuing fracas, a 76-year-old man was slashed, leaving him with serious injuries, while a member of staff who tried to intervene and stop the brawl was also hurt.

It is not known if the pensioner was involved in the incident or simply an unfortunate bystander.

Inspector Kevin Miller of Rutherglen police office said: "An altercation occurred within the premises between a 30-year-old male and a 31-year-old male, one of whom has now been traced and arrested for a stand up fight.

"This disturbance resulted in another altercation involving several parties whereby a 76-year-old male sustained several lacerations resulting in serious injury.

"A member of the bar staff was also injured upon trying to intervene and split up the fight. The enquiry is live and ongoing with CID to identify and trace the suspect responsible for the serious assault on the 76-year-old.

"Any further information on who was responsible for this can be made anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

A second violent incident in Rutherglen at the weekend is also being investigated.

Early on Sunday morning, a resident on Seafield Drive said he was attacked inside his home by two or three men he did not know, leaving him with lacerations.

Police are investigating.

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