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28 May 2018, 07:16 | Updated: 28 May 2018, 07:19
A 14-year-old boy suffered a broken jaw, collarbone, rib and finger in a "brutal" and unprovoked attack by a gang of youths.
The victim was with two friends in a lane between McDonald's and Sports Direct off Milngavie Road in Milngavie on Saturday afternoon when a group entered the lane and attacked him.
Police said he was punched and kicked in the head and body as he fell to the ground, before he managed to run off.
A member of the public helped him and took the boy to Milngavie Police Station where an ambulance was called.
He was then taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow where it was discovered he had suffered a broken jaw, broken collarbone, broken rib and broken finger as well as a number of cuts and bruises.
He was later released from hospital after treatment.
The suspects are all white teenage boys aged between 14 and 16. One was wearing a white t-shirt and dark shorts, another in a grey jumper and shorts and one was dressed all in white.
Police said the group may have been playing football nearby before the attack.
Detective Sergeant Colin MacRitchie said: "This appears to have been a brutal and unprovoked attack and enquiries are ongoing to trace the individuals involved.
"This incident happened in broad daylight near to a busy main road through Milngavie and I would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed a disturbance, or a group of male youths acting suspiciously, to please get in touch.
"Anyone with information is asked to contact Greater Glasgow CID via 101, quoting incident number 3188 of Saturday 25 May 2018. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where details can be given in confidence."