Two men were attacked and injured in a field near a residential street in Clydebank, Scotland, on Saturday afternoon.
The victims, aged 28 and 38, were taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow for treatment. Their condition is not known at this time.
Police are investigating the incident and appealing for witnesses to come forward.
What happened in the field?
According to police, the assault took place around 1.55pm on Saturday in a field next to Waulkingmill Road.
The field is located near a housing estate and a primary school.
It is not clear what led to the attack or how many assailants were involved.
Police cordoned off the area and searched for evidence.
Who are the victims?
The identities of the victims have not been released by the police.
However, some local residents claimed that they knew one of the men who was injured.
One woman told the Daily Record that he was a “nice guy” who lived nearby.
Another man said that he saw him being taken away by an ambulance.
How did the locals react?
The incident shocked and alarmed many people who live in the area.
Some said that they heard shouting and screaming from the field.
Others said that they saw police cars and helicopters arriving at the scene.
Some expressed concern for the safety of their children who play in the field.
One woman said: “It’s scary to think that something like this can happen so close to home.”
What are the police doing?
Police are treating the incident as a serious assault and have launched an investigation.
They are asking anyone who was in the area at the time or who has any information to contact them.
Detective constable Nicolle Young said: “Our enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of the incident.”
“We are appealing to anyone in the area at the time who may have witnessed the incident to get in touch.”
“Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting 1821 of October 28, 2023. Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.”
What will happen next?
The police have not made any arrests or identified any suspects yet.
They are still gathering evidence and interviewing witnesses.
They are also waiting for an update on the condition of the victims.
The motive and nature of the assault remain unclear.
Will the police find out who was behind this violent attack?
Will the victims recover from their injuries?
Will the locals feel safe in their neighborhood again?