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Teenager slashed by gang in murder bid near nursery

The knifing happened in a park next to the Jeely Piece Club in Castlemilk, Glasgow.

Slashing: The attack happened in Castlemilk, Glasgow.
Slashing: The attack happened in Castlemilk, Glasgow.

A teenager has been slashed by a gang near a nursery in an attempted murder.

The knifing happened in a park next to the Jeely Piece Club in Castlemilk, Glasgow.

A group of teenagers were in a playground next to Machrie Drive before chasing an 18-year-old man into the park and slashing him.

The teenager is in a serious but stable condition at Hairmyres Hospital.

Sergeant Keith Runcie said: "This attack, which we are treating as attempted murder, has left this young man with very serious injuries.

"We believe that the 18-year-old man was the intended target and our officers are currently checking CCTV in the local area as well as making door-to-door enquiries to try and establish exactly what happened here.

"Where were you last night? There are lots of houses which back onto the park from Ballantray Road and Machrie Drive. Did you hear or see anything?

"Somebody will know something about this attack and we urge you to come forward with this information so we can trace those responsible."

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