A teenage boy has been left permanently scarred after a 'violent altercation' at Kelvingrove Park.

The 16-year-old boy was with a girl of the same age near the entrance at Kelvin Way at around 8pm on Friday when they were approached by a large group of teenagers.

One of the teens started a violent altercation with the two 16-year-olds, leaving the boy sustaining serious head injuries.

He was treated at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

Police are now looking for information regarding the attack, and urge anyone who was in the area at the time to step forward.

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They are looking for a teenager who was on a bike at the time of the incident.

He is described as around 15 years of age, around 5ft 5 of slim build with short, shaved blonde hair.

He was wearing shorts and t-shirt and was riding a black BMX bike.

Officers are also looking to identify the other members of the group who were with him.

Detective Constable Stephen Palmer said: “This attack has left a teenager with a serious injury which will leave him permanently scarred. Violence will not be tolerated in our communities and it is vital that we find the person responsible for this.

“At this time we do not know exactly why this altercation took place and we are appealing for anyone who knows anything about it to get in touch with police.

“There is a playpark near to where this incident took place which people would have been using at the time. Somebody must have seen something.

“Do you remember seeing a teenager on a black BMX with a group of others in Kelvingrove Park last night?”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Police via 101, quoting incident number 4634 of Friday 19 April 2019.

Alternatively you can contact CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 where information can be given in confidence.