Boy, Eight, Robbed Of Clothes After Being Threatened With A Knife

26 July 2017, 13:30

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An eight-year-old boy was threatened with a knife before being robbed of his clothing at a primary school in South Lanarkshire.

Police said an older boy forced him to strip down to his underwear in the attack which happened on Sunday in the grounds of Craigbank Primary School in Larkhall.

A spokesman for Police Scotland said: "An eight-year-old boy was within the grounds of Craigbank Primary School, where he was approached by an older child.

"The older child threatened him with a weapon before robbing him of his clothing.''

Detectives have appealed for information about the incident, which happened at the school in Glengonnar Street at about 8.45pm.

Detective Constable David Timmons, from Cambuslang CID, said: "This was a terrifying ordeal for the young boy and enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

"I would appeal to anyone who was in the surrounding area on Sunday evening, who may have witnessed what happened or may have captured the incident on their dashcam, to please get in touch.

"Anyone with information is asked to contact officers at Cambuslang CID via 101.''