POLICE are investigating after thugs threw fireworks in a Glasgow park - and one was aimed at a nine-year-old boy.

The force confirmed that they received a report of the incident in Knightswood Park at around 7.45 pm last night. 

It is understood the youngster who was targeted was not injured.

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Knightswood Park 

His mother, who we are not naming, took to social media to make residents aware of the attack.

She said: "My nine-year-old son was playing with his pal in Knighstwood Park.

"He got attacked with fireworks and hid in a bush terrified.

"Police have been called and there is around 30 youngsters throwing fireworks and stones at cars.

"Absolutely shocking."

Police Scotland said they were not aware of a large group in the park but the force said they are investigating the incident.

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