A SCHOOLBOY was attacked by a gang of young thugs as he visited a park with his grandmother. 

The group pounced on the 11-year-old boy as he walked through Barshaw Park in Paisley on Friday afternoon. 

After launching the violent assault, the group then fled the scene in the direction of the golf course.

READ MORE: Airdrie child home carer struck off after covering kid's mouth and swearing

The victim has been left with a facial injury and has is badly shaken from the distressing ordeal. 

Now, Police Scotland are appealing for any witnesses of the incident to come forward. 

The culprits are described as being aged between 11 and 12 years old.

One was wearing a green Celtic top, one was in a grey hoodie while the other two were dressed all in black.

READ MORE: Update provided after man found dead in Glasgow

Inspector Tracy Harkins, at Paisley police office, told The Paisley Express: “We are investigating after an 11-year-old boy was assaulted by a group of four other boys at Barshaw Park in Paisley on Friday at around 4.05pm

“The victim was with family members when he was attacked by a group of four other youths who then made off from the scene.

“He sustained minor facial injuries and has been left distressed by what happened.

 “If you witnessed the incident or saw four youths in the area matching the description then we would like to hear from you.”

Those with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.