A teenager has been left scarred for life after an attack in Kelvingrove Park.

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

One of the group started a 'violent altercation' with the two 16-year-olds, resulting in the boy sustaining a serious head injury.

He was taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

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Police are now appealing to the public to look for information regarding the attack.

They are specifically looking for a teenager on a black BMX bike, who is described as around 15 years old, 5ft 5 and of slim build.

Police say he has short, shaved blond hair and was wearing shorts and a t-shirt.

They 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.