Two teenage boys have appeared in court charged with attempted murder.
The pair, who cannot be named for legal reasons, are alleged to have carried out an attack at Aberdeen’s Provost Rust Drive on Thursday afternoon.
The incident is said to have happened at around 3.40pm and a man was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary with serious injuries.
Yesterday the teenagers, both aged 16, appeared in private at the city’s sheriff court facing one charge of attempted murder.
Their case was committed for further examination and they were released on bail.
It is expected they will appear in court again next week.
An investigation was launched shortly after police were called to the scene on the busy road.
Police taped off a large grassy area and forensic officers scoured the scene in Northfield looking for clues.
A spokeswoman for the police said: “Police were called at around 3.40pm to the Provost Rust Drive area to reports of an alleged assault on a man.”
She said following an investigation two teens were expected to appear in court yesterday.
She added: “We can confirm that two 16-year-old males have been charged in connection with an alleged attempted murder on Provost Rust Drive, Aberdeen on Thursday this week.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101 or alternative charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if they wish to remain anonymous.