Three teenage boys have been left in hospital after being seriously assaulted by a large gang of youths in a Glasgow playpark.
At around 9.10pm on Monday, two 15-year-olds and a 16-year-old were attacked in the Malls Mire Park near to the Asda supermarket on Prospecthill Road in the Toryglen area.
Emergency services attended and all three were taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where they are being treated for their injuries.
Police said they would be released after treatment.
The suspects are described as young males wearing snoods over their faces.
Officers have issued an appeal for witnesses who may have seen the suspects in the area.
Detective sergeant Gary Boyle, of Cathcart CID, said: “We believe the area may have been busy at the time of the incident and I am appealing to members of the public who heard or saw any suspicious activity in the area to contact police urgently.
“I am also appealing to anyone who was driving in the area at the time and may have dash-cam footage of people matching this description to get in touch.
“I’d like to reassure members of the public that behaviour like this will not be tolerated in our communities.
“If you have any information which could assist our investigation, please contact police on 101, quoting reference number 3509 of April 4.
“Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.”