A TEENAGE boy was violently attacked by two men in Old Kilpatrick at the weekend.

According to police, round 9.30pm on Saturday evening, the 16-year-old was walking on a footpath at The Saltings, near to Portpatrick Road, at around 9.30pm on Saturday, April 24, when he was approached by two men who pushed him to the ground and seriously assaulted him.

The injured youth was taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow where he is being treated for his injuries.

Hospital staff describe his condition as stable.

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The first suspect is described as white, aged 18-20, around 5ft 10ins tall and of slim build with short, light-brown hair.

The second suspect is described as white, aged 18-20 years, around 5ft 7ins tall, with short, dark-coloured hair. He was wearing dark-framed glasses.

Detective Constable Kirsteen McDaid said: “This was a violent and unprovoked attack on this young man as he was making his way to meet his family on Saturday evening.

"The two men responsible were with three women aged between 18-20 years of age and I would ask these women to contact police in relation to this investigation.

“Officers have been carrying out enquiries which includes gathering and viewing CCTV footage from in and around the local area to identify those involved.

“Any witnesses to this incident or anyone with information that will assist our investigation, who has not yet spoken to police, should contact Clydebank police station through 101 quoting reference number 1205 of April 24."

Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.”