The stabbing of a 14-year-old boy in a Glasgow park was a “targeted attack”, police say.
The teenager was found seriously injured on Friday afternoon after officers attended King’s Park in the city’s south side following reports of a fight with a group of youths.
He remains in a serious but stable condition at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow.
Investigators believe the boy was targeted in the daylight attack in what was described as a “busy” park where police will remain on the scene.
Detective Sergeant Alistair Donaldson, of Cathcart CID, said: “Around 3.40pm on Friday, February 12, police were called to a report of a 14-year-old boy found seriously injured, following an altercation with a group of youths in King’s Park.
“Emergency services attended and the victim was taken to the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow for treatment to stab wounds. Medical staff describe his condition as serious but stable.
“Enquiries are ongoing and officers are following a positive line of enquiry.
“This is believed to have been a targeted attack in a busy park, a police presence will remain in the area to provide reassurance and I would appeal to anyone who has any information to contact Cathcart CID via 101, quoting incident 2036 of February 12.”