Glasgow & West Scotland

Racist attack on 12-year-old boy in Glasgow investigated

A 12-year-old boy Asian boy was punched and racially abused in a street attack in Glasgow.

He was walking with his 10-year-old brother along Brockburn Road, Pollok, at 22:10 on Sunday when he was assaulted by a white teenager.

The boy made his way home and was taken to hospital where he was kept in overnight.

Police said the attacker was described as being 15 or 16-years-old, with short blond hair.

He was wearing a dark-coloured body warmer, red short-sleeved shirt and grey jogging bottoms.

Insp Fraser Lennox, of Police Scotland, said: "The boys had been at their aunt's house nearby and were making their way along the footpath when the assault took place.

"Officers are checking CCTV and carrying out door-to-door enquiries in the area in an effort to trace the youth responsible.

"However, we would still appeal to anyone who was in the area who either saw the incident or who may have seen the boys or their attacker in the area either prior to or afterwards."

The boy was detained in hospital because the attack had affected a pre-existing medical condition. He was released on Tuesday.

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