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13-year-old boy stabbed while walking home from the mosque after prayers

The boy was rushed to hospital with serious injuries (Picture: Facebook)

A teenage boy was found in a pool of blood after being stabbed while he walked home from evening prayers.

The 13-year-old boy was attacked in Queens Park, Glasgow on at around 8.30pm on Friday.

He was walking home from a nearby mosque and was wearing a Jubba – a long garment worn by Muslims – when he was attacked.

The victim was rushed to the Royal Hospital for Children Glasgow where he is still in a serious but stable condition.

Aleesha Ntayomba, a friend of the victim’s family said: ‘The boy’s family asked me to share this to spread awareness for anyone who might get into situations like this and to provide justice for him.

‘This 13-year-old Pakistani boy was mercilessly stabbed with a knife on Friday evening. He had just came out from the mosque and was wearing a Jubba.

Police were called to Victoria Road near Queens Park in Glasgow

‘The boy is severely wounded and suffered cuts on his back and all over his body as he ran to save his life.

‘One deep cut went to his lung. He was seen drenched in blood by a family who called for police and ambulance.

‘The boy is in hospital where he will undergo multiple surgeries. He is in severe pain and shock.

‘Police are trying to trace whoever did this through CCTV around Queens Park. Please spread the news everywhere and raise your voices so this does not go unnoticed.’

Detective Sergeant Stephen Palmer said: ‘We have a team of officers working on this investigation and extensive enquiries are ongoing to establish what has happened.

‘Officers are gathering CCTV footage from the surrounding area and door to door inquiries are also being carried out.

‘We will have a continued police presence in the area and anyone with any concerns can approach these officers.

‘I would like to reassure the community that officers are working to trace whoever is responsible.

‘We believe the area was busy at the time and I am keen to speak to anyone with any private CCTV, dashcam, doorbell, or any other footage that they think would assist the enquiry.

‘If you were in the area, and can help with our investigation or saw what happened, then please get in touch.’

Credit: metro


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