Partygoers attacked by teenage gang

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Two people were seriously assaulted in an unprovoked attack as they made their way home from a Hallowe’en party on Saturday.

Around 0.15am hours four people, three 26-year-old men and a 25-year-old woman were walking through Bothwell Park Industrial Estate when they were attacked by a group of youths, male and female, some armed with bottles, in one of the lanes near Knockburnie Road.

One of the men and the woman sustained head injuries and were taken by ambulance to Monklands Hospital where they were both treated and have since been released.

The other two men suffered minor injuries, but did not require medical assistance.

The suspects, who made off towards the Appledore Estate, Bothwell, are only described at this time as all being white, aged 15-17 and wearing tracksuits and hooded tops.

Detective Constable Alan Hamilton, Cambuslang CID, said: “The four friends who were attacked were part of a group of nine friends that had just left a private Hallowe’en party at a bar in Uddingston and were heading home, taking a short cut through the industrial estate, when they were confronted by the youths who had been hanging about the lane there drinking.

“It would appear that there was a very brief verbal exchange between the two groups but then, for no apparent reason, the group attacked the friends with bottles, causing them to fall to the ground where they were further kicked and assaulted.

“One of the 26-year-old men sustained serious facial injuries which will leave permanent scarring.

“The 25-year-old female was struck to the head by a wooden cane that was part of the fancy dress costume, which had been grabbed by the gang and used to assault the friends.

“Understandably, all involved in this incident are traumatised by what has happened. They had just had a really good night out with other friends and family in a local pub and for this completely unprovoked attack to happen as they headed home, is shocking.

“Officers are currently checking CCTV in the area and making local enquiries to identify those responsible, however, would appeal to anyone who has information that could assist their enquiry, to get in touch.

“Details can be passed to officers at Cambuslang CID via 101. Please quote incident number 0318 of 28/10/17 when calling. Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”