Man in "serious" condition after vicious Paisley town centre attack

Marshall's Lane, Paisley
Marshall's Lane, Paisley -Credit:Andrew Neil

A man has been left in a "serious" condition in hospital following a violent attack in Paisley.

The 55-year-old was set upon by two thugs around 5.10pm on Saturday afternoon as he walked along Causeyside Street near Forbes Place.

The duo hurled verbal abuse at the man, shouting at him as he continued onto Marshall's Lane, where their assaults turned physical.

He was beaten into such a condition that he required treatment with ambulances rushing him to Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where staff describe his condition as serious.

Detectives from the Renfrewshire and Inverclyde Police Division are appealing for information from the public regarding the attack as they seek to identify those responsible.

Detective Inspector Neil Martin said: “Our enquiries are continuing to establish the circumstances and gather more information on the two men responsible for this violent attack.

“The town centre would have been busy at the time of this assault. I urge any witnesses or anyone with information that may assist our investigation to contact us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 quoting reference number 3028 of May 11. Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.

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