Scotland

Teenager seriously hurt in attack

A teenager is in a serious condition in hospital following a suspected assault in Kilmarnock.

The 16-year-old wandered into the St Joseph's Leisure Centre at about 21:50 on Friday night and told staff he had been assaulted in a nearby park.

Emergency services arrived a short time later and he was taken to hospital.

He was later transferred to the Southern General in Glasgow, where he remains in a serious condition with a head injury.

Police have been unable to interview him due to the nature of his injuries.

Staff at the leisure centre informed police that the teenager said he had been assaulted in Kay Park, but they had not seen his attackers.

Det Insp Scott McClelland from Kilmarnock CID said: "Inquiries are at a very early stage and we haven't yet been able to interview this young man to find out how he came about his injuries."

He appealed for witnesses to contact police.