A teenager was stabbed during a large scale disturbance outside a bar on Saturday morning.

Around 12.35am officers were called to reports that a 16-year-old male was seriously assaulted near to the White House Bar in Main Street, Holytown amid a brawl which had broken out near to the pub.

Police attended and the male was taken to Wishaw General Hospital for treatment to a head injury and stab wounds to his torso.

He was released following treatment.

Detective Constable Colin Pendrich from Wishaw CID said: “I would appeal to anyone who was in the area in the early hours of this morning who either witnessed the disturbance, or has any information regarding people involved, to please get in touch.

“I would also urge anyone with dash-cam or mobile phone footage to pass this on to our enquiry team.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact Wishaw CID via 101, quoting incident number 0125 of Saturday 29 December 2018. Alternatively you can call CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 where details can be given in confidence.”