Two teenagers have been charged in connection with an alleged attempted murder after a man suffered serious injuries on a busy Aberdeen street.
Officers from Police Scotland were called to an incident on Provost Rust Drive at 3.40pm yesterday afternoon.
As a result a man was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary with serious injuries.
Police today said two 16-year-old boys had been charged in connection with the alleged attack.
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Police Scotland can confirm that two 16 year old males have been charged in connection with an alleged attempted murder on Provost Rust Drive.
“They are expected to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court today.”
An investigation was launched shortly after the incident and police taped off large areas of the city road.
Forensic officers scoured the area around Northfield to look for clues regarding the incident.
A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: “Police Scotland were called at around 3.40pm to the Provost Rust Drive area to reports of an alleged assault on a man.
“He was taken to hospital with serious but non life-threatening injuries.”