Gang of men jump out car to launch 'unprovoked' attack on teenager

A 19-year-old man was left in hospital after being attacked in Stonehaven on the evening of Friday, February 9.

Gang of men jump out car to launch ‘unprovoked’ attack on teenager in Stonehaven © Google Maps 2024

A teenager was left in hospital after a gang of men jumped out a car and attacked him on a street in Stonehaven.

Emergency services were called to the town’s Barclay Street on Friday, February 9, after several man jumped from a dark-coloured car and attacked a 19-year-old man between 10.15pm and 10.45pm.

The teenager was subsequently taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

An investigation has now been launched to trace the attackers, who were last seen getting back into the car and driving in the direction of Allardice Street.

Officers have since carried out door-to-door enquiries and have reviewed relevant CCTV footage from in and around the area.

Sergeant Chris Gardiner said: “This appears to be an unprovoked attack on a young man. We have been reviewing CCTV images, but I am appealing to anyone who was in the area around the time of the incident to contact us.

“Any small piece of information could prove vital.

“In particular, I would like to ask taxi-drivers and motorists with dash cam equipment to check their footage as they could have unwittingly captured the dark-coloured car which could assist our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 4179 of February 9, 2024. Alternatively, please speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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