Police Scotland are appealing for information following a serious assault in Linwood.

A 14-year-old was assaulted on Erskinefauld Road, Linwood near to a school by a group of around 10 to 15 youths while he was walking his dog at around 9pm last night.

He was taken to the Royal Alexandra Hospital for treatment.

The youths are described as being between 13 and 15 years of age, male and female, wearing dark clothing, with one male being in possession of a baseball bat. The youths were last seen running off towards the direction of Clippens Road, Linwood.

CCTV and door to door enquiries are ongoing at present.

Detective Constable Claire Eaton of Paisley CID said: “This appears to be an unprovoked attack by a large group of youths. It is vital that we establish the full circumstances of what happened and trace those responsible.

“I would like to speak to anyone who was in the area around 9pm on Saturday who saw or heard anything suspicious. Similarly, anyone with private CCTV, doorbell footage or dashcam of the area is urged to review the footage and bring anything of significance to our attention.

“Anyone with information should contact 101 quoting reference 3615 of 2 December. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

By Ricky Kelly

Main writer for Renfrewshire News

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