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Blantyre teenager stabbed in unprovoked street attack

A teenager is in a stable condition in hospital after being stabbed in an unprovoked attack in South Lanarkshire.

The 17-year-old was returning home alone after a night out when he was attacked by a man in Fernslea Avenue, Blantyre, at about 0010 GMT on Sunday.

The suspect is described as white, about 25 years old, 6ft tall, of skinny build, with a gaunt appearance and dark hair. He was wearing a white tracksuit.

Police have appealed for anyone with information to contact them.

Det Con Neil Wilson, from Strathclyde Police, said the suspect, who grabbed the teenager from behind, made off along Hazelwood Drive.

"The boy had been out with friends and was heading home when he was attacked for no apparent reason," he said.

"At first he did not realise he had been stabbed and it was only when he got home that he realised what had happened.

"The area is residential and it is possible that someone either saw or heard the disturbance. I would ask anyone who has information about the attack or who recognises the description of the suspect, to contact police."

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