An 18-year-old male who targeted a 15-year-old boy outside Tesco Craigmarloch on Friday has been charged with assault.
The boy was allegedly kicked and punched at 9.15pm. He had been approached while standing chatting with a group of friends.
Police were called and traced the man. He has been reported to the procurator fiscal.
The area has been linked to a number of alleged offences involving youth disorder, especially over the Easter holidays.