Teen suffers serious facial injuries in 'unprovoked' cup final attack

The 17-year-old was treated in hospital following the attack outside Hampden Stadium in Glasgow.

Teenager seriously injured following attack outside Hampden Park following Rangers v Aberdeen cup final SNS Group

A teenager has suffered serious facial injuries following an “unprovoked” attack outside Hampden Park following the Viaplay Cup final.

The 17-year-old male was assaulted following the conclusion of the Rangers v Aberdeen match in Glasgow on Sunday, December 17.

The young fan was said to be approached by an unknown male at around 5pm after exiting Hampden Park stadium among the Aberdeen supporters close to gate 27, near Somerville Drive.

The teen suffered a serious facial injury in the attack and required hospital treatment.

Police said the suspect is believed to be in his 20s and was wearing a black jacket at the time of the assault.

He is also thought to have been an Aberdeen supporter.

Police confirmed enquiries are ongoing and are appealing for information from anyone who may have witnessed the assault.

Detective Constable Scott McKenzie said: “The victim was leaving the ground as part of the Aberdeen supporters when he was subject to an unprovoked attack. It is possible that the suspect is also an Aberdeen fan but regardless the concourse was very busy as fans left the ground following the game.

“It may not have been apparent at the time how serious the incident was however the victim has been left with serious facial injuries and it is imperative we trace the suspect involved.

“I’d urge anyone who saw what happened, or has information to help our investigation, to report this to us via 101 quoting incident number 1432 of 17 December 2023.”

Alternatively, an anonymous report can be made to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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