A grandfather has shared his anguish at almost losing his 17-year-old grandson after a serious stabbing on Saturday night in Dalry. 

Sam Auld Jnr was with a friend walking along Peden Avenue near St Margaret's Avenue at around 8.20 pm on October 9 when he became involved in an altercation with another man, which resulted in him being stabbed.

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Grandfather Sam Auld Snr, who rushed to the scene to try and aid his grandson, feels let down by the police when trying to get to him: "I went to the police scene and I tried to get the police to let me see my grandson.

"Nobody was able to help me, they wouldn't let me past.

"I asked them how he was and all they would say was 'he's in the ambulance'- and wouldn't let me see him.

"My son was there too, his father, and they wouldn't let them see him either.

"There were 9-10 police officers and they wouldn't help me, they just kept saying he was in the ambulance."

Mr. Aulds feels the incident has been played down by the authorities and there was a real danger of losing his grandson.

"He was stabbed in the back three times, it was a very serious incident and I feel like the Police are trying to downplay it so it just is reported as a minor thing.

"We very nearly lost him, he is still in hospital and was rushed to Queen Elizabeth in Glasgow as he was losing so much blood."

Police Scotland have reported on their website Sam Jnr had been discharged however his grandfather has said differently. 

"He collapsed again and won't be getting out of the hospital for another 4-5 days at least. The police have said he has been discharged and it is not true.

"They [the police] are trying to dumb down serious assaults, this is not a minor incident, he nearly died."

This incident occurred the day before a serious incident on St Margaret Avenue yesterday where a 23-year-old was attacked and killed.

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Sam Snr. continued: "He is just an ordinary 17-year-old boy, he is no different from any other teenager.

"I don't know how I would feel if the same thing had happened to him as the young man who lost his life yesterday."

The suspect is described as white, 6ft in height, of large build, and has blond hair.

Police Scotland have been approached for further comment.