A man was attacked by a gang of youths while walking from his car to his house.
The attack - which police said appeared to be "totally unprovoked" - happened in Glasgow's Castlemilk area in the early hours of Saturday.
The 43-year-old victim had parked his car in Drakemire Avenue and was walking to his home when four youths ran at hime.
He ran into nearby Drakemire Drive, where the youths caught up with him and attacked him.
The man was taken to the Victoria Infirmary with head injuries after a passer-by phoned an ambulance. Staff said he was in a stable condition.
The attackers were aged around 16 or 17 years old. One was wearing dark clothing and was stocky, and another was wearing a white hooded top.
Detective constable Michael MacKinnon of Cathcart CID said: "This would appear to be a totally unprovoked attack on a man returning home from work.
"Nothing was stolen although I can't rule out the possibility that robbery was the initial intention.
"I would appeal to anyone who lives in the area of Drakemire Avenue or Drakemire Drive and saw or heard anything to come forward.
"There are a lot of houses in the area and people may have seen the victim being pursued by these youths."
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