Police are appealing for witnesses after an 11-year-old boy was assaulted.
The incident happened on Lindsaybeg Road, Muirhead, around 3pm on Thursday, February 19.
The boy was not seriously hurt in the incident, which involved a slightly older youth.
A police spokesman said than an unknown woman intervened in the incident, causing the youth to make off.
Cumbernauld Police are appeal for that woman, and any other witnesses to the incident, to call them on 101 or Crimestoppers 0800555111.