A teenage girl has been left seriously injured after two groups of youths were involved in a mass brawl in North Lanarkshire.
Police were called to the disturbance that broke out at the Showcase Leisure Park, Coatbridge at around 8.25pm on Friday.
Emergency services were also in attendance and the injured 14-year-old was taken to the Royal Hospital for Children for treatment.
Her injuries have been described by medical staff as serious.
A 13-year-old girl was also assaulted, but did not require medical treatment.
Detective constable Shemain Murphy, Lanarkshire CID, said: “We are treated the attack on the 14-year-old girl as a serious assault and also investigating the assault of the 13-year-old. However, I have no doubt others were injured during this incident and I would urge anyone to come forward who has information about what happened.
“This incident took place in an area busy with people trying to enjoy their evening. The large crowd of youths caused a disturbance which was particularly intimidating for young children and families.
“With the area being busy, people may have taken pictures or videos on their mobile phones of what happened. There may also be dash-cam footage from the carpark.
“Anyone with information, pictures or footage of the incident is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting reference 3367 of March 25, 2022 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”