Four men are in hospital after being attacked by a gang in Glasgow city centre in the early hours of Sunday morning.
In two separate incidents, two 19-year-olds and two 21-year-olds were stabbed repeatedly after being approached by the same six men.
At around 3.20am, the two teenagers and a 21-year-old were walking on Elmbank Street at Sauchiehall Street when the gang assaulted them before running off.
One of the 19-year-old men was left in a serious condition with multiple stab wounds with police treating the attack as attempted murder.
A short time after the first incident, officers were called to the scene of another stabbing nearby on Sauchiehall Street.
A 21-year-old man had been seriously injured by the same group of six men. This attack is also being treated as attempted murder.
All four men were taken to the Glasgow Royal Infirmary by ambulance.
The victims remain in hospital, with one of the teenagers in a serious state, but all are described by hospital staff as stable.
Officers have launched an investigation, gathering CCTV from the area in the hope of identifying the gang.
Police Scotland has released descriptions of the men involved and has urged anyone who saw the incidents or has any information to come forward.
All six men responsible are described as being South Asian. One wore a black T-shirt, dark jeans with dark trainers and had a beard.
Another had on a black jumper with a white stripe down the shoulders with dark jeans and white trainers.
The third man wore a white top with a scarf around his neck with white trainers.
The fourth man had on a black bubble jacket, with black jeans, dark trainers and had a beard.
The fifth man also had on a black jacket with dark trousers and was wearing glasses.
The sixth man had on a dark jumper with a pattern on the chest with black jeans and dark shoes.
Detective sergeant Euan Keil, of City Centre Police Station, said: “Our investigation is ongoing into these two incidents and officers are carrying out enquiries in the area and gathering CCTV footage to help identify the six men responsible for these serious assaults.
“At this time I would urge any witnesses or anyone with information or anyone who may have been in the area a recording via a dashcam device that may help our investigation to contact officers through 101 quoting reference 0669 of October 3.
“Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.”
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