Glasgow & West Scotland

Teenage girls injured in attack in Glasgow

Detectives have appealed for witnesses after two teenage girls were assaulted in an attack in the east end of Glasgow.

It happened as the girls, both aged 17, walked home along Gardenside Avenue in Carmyle at about midnight on Saturday.

They became involved in an argument with two men who then assaulted them.

One of the victims received serious facial injuries and was in a serious but stable condition in the Southern General Hospital.

The other teenager was released from Hairmyres Hospital in East Kilbride after treatment for minor injuries.

The first suspect was said to be about 6ft tall, of slim build, and had dark brown, short hair, dark eyes, stubble and was described as having "very skinny" arms.

'Unprovoked attack'

He was also thought to have a minor cut under his left eye as a result of the assault. He was wearing a white T-shirt and dark denims.

The second suspect was also about 6ft tall, of medium build. He was wearing a black T-shirt.

Det Con Craig Paterson, from Strathclyde Police, said: "Following this completely unprovoked attack on these two young women, officers have been carrying out extensive inquiries and speaking to locals in an effort to gain more information about this assault.

"As it happened in a residential area, I have no doubt people in the local area will be able to help us identify these two thugs.

"I would urge anyone who was in Gardenside Avenue around the time of the assault and saw or even heard anything, regardless how insignificant they feel it is, to get in touch."

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