Police have issued an appeal for information after a couple were “brutally attacked” in front of their children near a canal path in Glasgow.
The 26-year-old woman and 30-year-old man were treated in hospital for serious head and back injuries after the assault on Saturday.
The family were sitting on a grassy bank in Blairdardie Road when they were attacked at around 5.10pm.
Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident and officers are keen to speak to three youths who were in the area at the time of the assault.
It is believed the boy and two girls moved off towards the canal path and Garscadden Road.
The boy, believed to be aged between 13-17, had brown hair and was wearing a bright yellow t-shirt and dark jogging bottoms.
The girls are believed to be aged between 12-15. One had long dark hair in a ponytail and was wearing a dark t-shirt and black Adidas joggers with three stripes down the outside leg.
The other girl had long blonde hair in a ponytail and was wearing a dark top, denim shorts or a short skirt, and white trainers.
Detective inspector Kenny McDonald said: “This family were enjoying an afternoon in the sunshine when the parents were brutally attacked and we are keen to speak to anyone with information that can help our investigation.
“We know there were groups of younger teenagers around at the time, as well as older youths, some of whom may have been drinking.
“It is important that we speak to those who were there as they may have information that can assist our enquiries.
“There is also continued anti-social behaviour in this area and officers are carrying out patrols.
“We will not tolerate this kind of behaviour and work towards bringing those responsible to justice and make our communities safer places.”
If you have any information, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.