A teenage boy was left seriously assaulted after being attacked by a gang of four at a bus stop in Rutherglen.
The 15-year-old was rushed to hospital where he was treated for a head injury after the incident which occurred on Main Street at the junction with Castle Street around 8pm.
The teen was waiting for the bus outside a takeaway premises when a black SUV or estate-type car pulled up and four people got out.
They assaulted the victim before getting back in the vehicle and making off.
Police are appealing to any witnesses to come forward.
All four suspects are described as being male, white, and aged in their mid to late teens or early twenties. They were wearing dark coloured tracksuits and were believed to be in possession of baseball bats.
Detective constable Lynn Livesey from Cambuslang CID said: “This assault lasted approximately 30 seconds with the victim backing into the bus stop to try and protect himself as he was being attacked by the group.
“We have been reviewing nearby CCTV and know that there were bystanders and vehicles which went past at the time of the incident. We’d urge these people who may have seen what happened, or the vehicle immediately prior to, or after the assault, to come forward to officers.
“Anyone with dashcam or video footage of the assault or has any information that can help identify and trace those involved, should report this to police as soon as possible.”
Those with information should contact Police Scotland via 101 and quote incident number 0810 of July 18. An anonymous report can be given to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.