Two Teenagers Seriously Assaulted - Balloch Country Park

Published 27 July 2019

Police in Clydebank are continuing enquiries and appealing for information after two teenagers were assaulted within Balloch Country Park on 23 July 2019.

Around 5pm on Tuesday 23 July 2019 two male youths aged 16 and 19 years were within Balloch Country Park near to the play area when they were approached by a group of around 10 to 15 male and female youths aged between 15 and 20 years.

The group of youths then punched the 16-year-old youth several times in the face before he managed to escape towards the water. His 19-year-old friend tried to assist him but he was struck on the head with a brick. The group then ran off and the two injured teenagers made their way to the train station and then attended Glasgow Royal Infirmary where they were treated for their injuries before being discharged.

Detective Constable Geoff McKillop at Clydebank said:

“This was a totally unprovoked attacked which has left two young men with serious injuries which require further medical treatment and therefore it is vital that we trace those responsible for such reckless conduct.

“I know that there were members of the public that assisted in the first assault and I ask that if any of these people have not already spoken to police that they do so immediately.

“Anyone who has information or anyone who has captured any footage on their cameras should contact police at Clydebank via telephone number 101 quoting incident number 3027 of 23 July 2019.”

Alternatively calls can be made to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where anonymity can be maintained.


Contact Details

Call 101 for non-emergencies and general enquiries, in an emergency call 999. If you have information about a crime you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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