Teenager taken to hospital and man arrested following break-in at house

Emergency services were called to a property in Newton Mearns at around 12.10am on Sunday following a break-in.

Teenager taken to hospital and man arrested following break-in at house in Newton Mearns © Google Maps 2024

A teenager was taken to hospital and a man was arrested following a break-in at a house in East Renfrewshire.

Emergency services were called to reports of a housebreaking at a property on Broomvale Drive, in Newton Mearns, at around 12.10am on Sunday.

A 16-year-old boy was found injured and was taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow. His current condition is unknown.

No-one else from within the property was injured.

Officers confirmed that a 42-year-old man was arrested and charged in connection with possessing an offensive weapon.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 12.10am on Sunday, October 29, police were called to a report of a break-in to a house in Newton Mearns.

“Officers attended and a 16-year-old man was found injured and taken by ambulance to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow.

“No-one from within the house was injured. Enquiries are continuing and this is being treated as a concern for person incident.

“A 42-year-old man was arrested and charged in connection with possession of an offensive weapon. A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”

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