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Teenage boy stabbed in lunch-break incident in Glasgow

Kilmarnock Road
Image caption Bloodstains could be seen outside the Shawlands News store on Kilmarnock Road

A school pupil has been stabbed after a disturbance near a takeaway in the south side of Glasgow.

Emergency services were called to Kilmarnock Road in Shawlands, near Shawlands Academy, at about 13:30.

Police confirmed that a teenage boy had been taken to hospital to receive treatment for a knife injury. No-one else was hurt.

They said a 15-year-old boy had been arrested in connection with the incident.

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said the boy had been taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. His condition is not known.

"A 15-year-old male youth has been arrested and inquiries are ongoing," she said.

Image caption The area outside a newsagent on Kilmarnock Road has been cordoned off

Glasgow City Council confirmed a school pupil was involved.

A spokeswoman said: "We are aware one of our pupils has been injured in an incident on Kilmarnock Road during the school lunch break and the school is helping the police with their enquiries."

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: "We received a call at 13:34 today.

"We dispatched one ambulance and our paramedic response unit to the incident and one male patient was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. He is not critical.

"The first unit arrived on scene within two minutes."

'Very worrying'

The incident happened in First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's Glasgow Southside constituency.

The SNP leader tweeted: "Very worrying incident in my constituency and my thoughts are with the injured boy.

"I've just had an update from the local police, and I know they're doing everything possible to investigate the incident and provide appropriate reassurance around the school over next few days."

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