Mum trapped in kitchen hears knife gang attacking her teenage son in next room

A horrified mum was forced to listen through a locked door as her 19-year-old son was savagely stabbed by a gang of intruders who had forced their way into her home.

The 45-year-old Scottish woman, whose name has not yet been released by police, was trapped in her kitchen as the thugs brutally attacked her son, leaving him with multiple serious injuries including a punctured liver, two abdominal wounds, and one stab wound in each buttock and his thigh.

Detectives are treating the terrifying incident, which happened shortly after 11pm in a suburb of Edinburgh last night (October 7) as attempted murder.

The brutal assault was triggered after the 19-year-old victim and his brother were involved in a confrontation with a gang of four youths near to their home in Muirhouse, Edinburgh.

Their mother broke up the fight and ushered them into the house but a short while later the four suspects broke in through a bedroom window and overpowered the woman.

A source told the Daily Record : "The mother was pushed into the kitchen and the door held shut while her son was stabbed multiple times. It must have been a terrifying ordeal for the family and it's imperative we find out who the youths are.

"They have shown callous regard for the family inside the house. It was a very violent assault. "

They added: "The victim has suffered multiple injuries which are serious. He has been stabbed over 5 times before the gang took off."

Police Scotland immediately launched a manhunt for the gang and the force helicopter was deployed to the area.

This morning the area is still closed off while scenes of crimes officers and forensics carry out their investigation.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Around 9.30pm on Wednesday, 7 October, officers were called to a report of a man seriously assaulted within a flat in West Pilton Grove, Edinburgh following an altercation a short time earlier in Ferry Road Drive.

"The 19 year-old man was taken by Ambulance to Edinburgh Royal Hospital where hospital staff describe his condition as serious. Police enquiries are continuing into this incident and it is being treated as attempted murder.

"Anyone with information should contact Corstorphine Police Station through 101 quoting reference number 3512 of 7 October."

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