Racist attack on 12-year-old boy in Glasgow investigated

A 12-year-old boy Asian boy was punched and racially abused in a street attack in Glasgow.

He was walking with his 10-year-old brother along Brockburn Road, Pollok, at 22:10 on Sunday when he was assaulted by a white teenager.

The boy made his way home and was taken to hospital where he was kept in overnight.

Police said the attacker was described as being 15 or 16-years-old, with short blond hair.

He was wearing a dark-coloured body warmer, red short-sleeved shirt and grey jogging bottoms.

Insp Fraser Lennox, of Police Scotland, said: “The boys had been at their aunt’s house nearby and were making their way along the footpath when the assault took place.

“Officers are checking CCTV and carrying out door-to-door enquiries in the area in an effort to trace the youth responsible.

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