A 16-year-old is in hospital with serious injuries following a suspected slashing at a popular Scottish beach.
The incident at Irvine, in Ayrshire, took place at around 6.25pm on Monday, July 18.
He was taken to hospital with serious, but not life-threatening injuries.
Police are now appealing for information from members of the public who may have witnessed the attack.
Detective Inspector Stephen McCulloch, from Saltcoats CID, said: “The beach was extremely busy at the time, given the hot weather, and so we’re appealing for anyone who witnessed the attack or has potential footage to please come forward.
“Officers will continue to patrol beaches across Ayrshire in the days ahead, as part of the Safer Shores initiative, and encourage the public to act responsibly during the hot weather.”
Anyone with information on the serious assault is urged to call police on 101, quoting incident 3093 of July 18.
Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, if you wish to remain anonymous.