THUGS sent a boy to hospital in a brutal street attack after his bike was stolen. 

The 17-year-old was taken to hospital after he was left seriously injured following a disturbance near Wing Wah, in Tollcross Road at around 9.45pm yesterday. 

Earlier that evening, his bike was stolen a few yards away in Altyre Street.

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Police said it is not known if the incidents are linked but that investigations into both incidents were ongoing.

A spokeswoman for the force said: "Police were called to reports that a 17-year-old boy was seriously injured in Tollcross Road at around 9.45pm on Wednesday, April 21, following reports of a disturbance.

"At 9.05pm the boy's bike was stolen in Altyre Street. 

"Enquires are ongoing to establish whether the two incidents are linked."