Four more teenagers have been charged following the attempted murder of a 14-year-old boy in Kilmarnock.
Officers were called to the town’s Soulis Street at around 6.15pm on Monday, after receiving reports of an attack.
Emergency services took the boy to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital for treatment, where he is now in a serious but stable condition.
Police confirmed a 17-year-old boy had been arrested and charged in connection with the incident.
Officers released a further update on Wednesday evening, confirming a further four males, two aged 14 and two aged 16, have been arrested and charged in connection with the attack.
The four teens are due to appear at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court on Thursday.
A police statement read: “A further four males, two aged 14 and two aged 16, have been arrested and charged in connection with an attempted murder in Kilmarnock.
“The incident happened around 6.15pm on Monday, October 24, 2022, on Soulis Street when a 14-year-old male youth sustained serious injuries and was taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow for treatment.”