Hunt after schoolboy threatened at knifepoint on canal path

The 14-year-old victim was thrown from his bike and assaulted by three masked men.

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Detectives are on the hunt for three men after a schoolboy was thrown from his bike, assaulted and threatened at knifepoint on a canal path in Glasgow.

The 14-year-old victim was attacked near to Keal Avenue in the Knightswood area of the city at around 5pm on Sunday, August 9.

The would-be robbers – who were dressed in black and wearing face coverings – demanded that he hand over his schoolbag, but fled empty-handed when the teen started shouting for help.

Following the assault and attempted robbery, the boy was helped by an elderly woman waiting at a nearby bus stop who let him use her mobile phone to call his family.

The incident was reported to police on Friday and enquiries are under way to establish the full circumstances.

Detective constable Robert Fox said: “This was a terrifying ordeal for the victim and it is vital that we trace the individuals involved.

“We would appeal to anyone who was on the canal path on the evening of Sunday, August 9 and may have witnessed this incident, or noticed anything suspicious, to please get in touch. 

“In particular we would ask the elderly woman who came to the assistance of the victim to come forward.”

If you have any information, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.