THREE men have been arrested in connection with two car-thieving incidents in Bishopbriggs in which female drivers were assaulted.

Police were first called just after 8am on Wednesday morning to a report that a 59-year-old woman was assaulted and had the keys to her Mini Cooper stolen by three men in the car park of the town’s Asda.

Shortly after, cops received a report that a 37-year-old woman was also assaulted and robbed of her Renault Clio by three males in the nearby Murrayfield area. Her car has since been recovered.

The 59-year-old woman was taken by ambulance to the Glasgow Royal Infirmary for treatment to a hand injury and has since been released.

The 37-year-old lady was uninjured.

Three men - aged 44, 30 and 20 - have been arrested in connection with the incidents.

Enquiries are continuing.