An investigation has been launched after an apparent “slashing” involving a group of teenage girls at the weekend.
A 16-year-old was said to have been slashed on the face with broken glass in the incident, which occurred outside the former Strathmartine Hospital.
Police said that two girls, aged 15 and 14, have been charged, but inquiries are ongoing and others may be traced in connection with the incident.
A source told the Tele that the alleged victim and a few of her friends were at the former hospital on Sunday, when the alleged attack took place.
They said that the girls accused of the attack and a few of their friends also arrived at the disused hospital, and, according to the source “the two groups weren’t on good terms”.
One girl is said to have accused the alleged victim and her group of friends of speaking about a relative in a derogatory way.
The alleged victim “apologised over and over and was begging not to be hit” it was claimed.
It is understood the alleged victim then started fighting with three girls, which escalated. A shard of glass was then said to have been dragged across the girl’s face, leaving her bleeding.
Images of the alleged attack have since circulated on social media including Snapchat and Facebook, apparently showing blood pouring from a facial cut.
A spokesman for Police Scotland said: “We can confirm officers are investigating a serious assault which happened on Sunday in the grounds of the former Strathmartine Hospital.
“A 16-year-old female was allegedly assaulted and injured, and two girls aged 15 and 14 have been charged in connection with the incident.
“The inquiry is continuing and other persons involved in the incident will be traced in due course.”