Teenage boy assaulted and robbed in gang attack

The 16-year-old was targeted by the group late on Thursday night.

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A teenage boy has been assaulted and robbed of several items after being attacked by a gang in Glasgow.

The 16-year-old was on Kelvin Way just before midnight on Thursday when he was approached by a group of young men who demanded he hand over his bicycle.

When he refused they assaulted him before robbing him and making off in the direction of University Avenue with the items they stole.

The teenager was left extremely shaken but did not require medical treatment.

Police are now looking to trace the group responsible and have released a description of three suspects.

The first one is described as being roughly 14-years-old with an Asian appearance.

He was around 5ft2 with a slim build with short, dark-coloured hair and at the time of the incident was wearing a blue padded jacket, black jogging trousers and trainers.   

The second is described as white, 18-years-old and around 6ft with a slim build and shoulder-length blond hair.

He was wearing black jogging trousers, a black jacket with black and white Nike Air Force One trainers.     

The third was aged around 20 years and of Asian appearance.

He is described as being roughly 5ft10 and was wearing jeans, a dark-blue jacket and a grey and blue baseball cap. 

Constable Ross Miller from the Community Investigation Unit at Govan is appealing for information. He said: “We have been gathering CCTV footage from in and around the local area and carrying out enquiries to identify the three men responsible for this robbery. 

“I would urge any witnesses, or anyone with information to contact the Community Investigation Unit at Govan through 101.”