Glasgow & West Scotland

Teen stabbed in Glasgow car attack on father and son

A teenager has been stabbed in the arm during an incident in the east end of Glasgow.

Police said the 16-year-old was attacked in a car in Wellhouse Road on Friday evening by two men and a boy.

The men, who were in another vehicle, chased the teenager's father after he spoke to them about throwing something at his car.

They then returned and one of them assaulted the son. They fled in their own car which was driven by a woman.

Police said the 16-year-old's injury was not thought to be life-threatening but that he had been left "extremely distressed" by the incident.

'Outrageous behaviour'

The car the suspects were in was a blue Peugeot 208, with distinctive yellow and blue wavy stripes.

The boy involved in the attack was aged about 10 or 11.

The suspect who carried out the assault was white, with short dark hair, an average build and was wearing a tracksuit.

The second man was white and in his early 20s. The woman driving the car was white, in her 20s with blond dip-dyed hair.

After the incident they drove over a grassy verge to get onto Langbar Crescent.

The same car is thought to have been involved in another incident, a short time before at about 19:45.

A woman reported that a car, with a female driver, came up behind her and two men got out and tried to engage her in conversation. She ignored them and they got back into their vehicle.

Det Sgt William Downie from Police Scotland said: "Last night's weather affected many people's journeys home.

"There were several cars on Wellhouse Road, travelling slowly or even stationary at the time this dreadful incident occurred. I am urging the drivers, passengers who were in their cars at the time and have not already spoken to police to get in touch with us; you may have seen something which could prove significant.

"A family has been left badly shaken by what occurred and it's imperative we trace the people responsible."

He added: "The suspect vehicle has not yet been recovered and I would ask the community to come forward with any information regarding the vehicle's current whereabouts.

"There is no motive whatsoever for this outrageous behaviour and the people involved were clearly intent on causing injury, fear and alarm."

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