A 13-year-old boy is in hospital after being attacked by two armed men in a “callous and violent attack”.
Police Scotland have appealed for information after the teenager was assaulted in Castlemilk, Glasgow, on Sunday.
The youngster was walking in a lane between Kerrylamont Avenue and Ardmory Place at about 7pm when he was assaulted by the pair, both of whom had their faces covered.
He was taken to the Royal Hospital for Sick children in Glasgow afterwards, with staff there describing his condition as “stable”.
Detective Constable Kenny Noble from Cathcart Police Office said: “This was a callous and violent attack on a 13-year-old boy. Our officers will be doing all they can to trace those responsible.
“We are currently checking CCTV and making door to door enquiries however we are appealing for anyone who was in the area last night, or has any information about this incident to come forward.”
The first attacker is described as being 5ft 10ins tall, of heavy build, and wearing black tracksuit bottoms and a blue long sleeved top, while the second was 5ft 4ins in height, of slim build and wearing a dark grey tracksuit.