A teenage boy was forced to take himself to hospital after suffering a facial injury in a random attack by a man in Clydebank.
The 13-year-old was hurt near World of Golf on Great Western Road shortly after 2pm on Saturday when he was approached and assaulted for “no apparent reason”.
He later walked to a local medical facility after being aided by two other adults who got out of their car to help him.
Police have now launched an investigation into the incident and have urged the pair to come forward and share their eyewitness account with officers.
Constable Adam Cairns said: “This boy was walking along the street when a man has assaulted him for no apparent reason.
“It’s important we establish exactly what has happened and why. I would ask anyone in the area who may have witnessed the incident to contact us.
“I would also request anyone with recording devices, such as dash cams, to check the footage as it could hold images which could provide us with additional information.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 1824 of January 28. Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where you can give your information anonymously.