Hunt for two teens after schoolboy stabbed at bus stop in murder bid

The 16-year-old victim was rushed to hospital after the attack by two males at the bus stop.

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A hunt for two suspects has been launched after a teen was assaulted and stabbed in an attempted murder bid in Johnstone.

Police were called to the scene on Thorn Court in the town after the victim was approached by two males at a bus stop on Wednesday.

There was an altercation before the 16-year-old victim was assaulted and stabbed and was later rushed to hospital.

Medical staff currently describe his condition as stable.

Police have confirmed they are treating the incident as attempted murder.

Detectives are now searching for those responsible, believed to be teenagers, and have appealed to the public for information.

Following the attack, the two males were seen running off through Thorn Court. 

The first attacker is described as slim, in his mid to late teens, with short brown hair. He was wearing a dark-coloured track suit top and bottoms with the hood up or a baseball cap on. 

The second attacker was slim, in his mid to late teens, wearing a light-coloured top and a bag around his chest.   

An 18-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday but has since been released pending further enquiries. 

Officers are gathering relevant CCTV footage from the surrounding area for any additional information. 

Police are also remaining in the area to provide reassurance to residents.

Detective Inspector Nicky Beattie said: “At this stage the motive is unknown for this attack and a 16-year-old has been seriously injured. I am appealing to any members of the public who were in and around the area yesterday at the time of the incident to get in touch with us with any information, no matter how small.

“If you have any recording equipment, such as, doorbell or dash cams, please check the footage as you could have images which would assist our ongoing enquiries.” 

Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 1542 of September 13, 2023. Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously. 

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