An attack on a teenage boy on the outskirts of East Renfrewshire is being treated as attempted murder, police have confirmed.

The 16-year-old victim suffered serious injuries during the vicious assault, which took place at around 10.30pm on Friday.

Emergency services were called to Kyleakin Road, in the Kilmuir Crescent area of Carnwadric, and the youngster was taken to Glasgow's Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, where his condition was described as "stable."

Detective Sergeant Nicol McPherson said: "We're appealing to anyone who was in the Kilmuir Crescent area around the time of the incident and has any information to please come forward.

"We are also keen to hear from any motorists with potential dashcam footage of the area or individuals with private CCTV, as this could prove useful to our investigation."

Anyone who can help is asked to call officers on 101, quoting incident 3,579 of January 7. Alternatively, information can be submitted anonymously to the Crimestoppers charity by calling 0800 555 111.