At­tack vic­tim may re­quire surgery

Man was kicked and punched as he walked on foot­path

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Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a sav­age gang at­tack which left a man in hos­pi­tal.

The 45- year- old vic­tim may re­quire surgery af­ter he was vi­o­lently kicked and punched as he walked on a foot­path at around 7.50am on Satur­day morn­ing.

He was rushed to the Queen El­iz­a­beth Hos­pi­tal, where po­lice say he re­mains in a se­ri­ous but sta­ble con­di­tion.

It is un­der­stood the man was walk­ing close to the Cost­cut­ter shop a Nether­hill Road when he was as­saulted.

Po­lice, who are treat­ing the in­ci­dent as a se­ri­ous as­sault, say they are keen to speak to a man and woman who they be­lieve may be able to as­sist with their en­quiries.

The man is de­scribed as be­ing white, in his 20s, around 5’10” tall, of slim build and was wear­ing a black and gray track suit.

The woman is also de­scribed as white, in her 20s, around 5’6” tall, of slim build, with long dark hair, and was wear­ing a pink zip top and back leg­gings.

De­tec­tives are keen to speak to the pair, as they were seen in the area of the at­tack.

De­tec­tive In­spec­tor Scott McCal­lum, from Pais­ley CID, said: “This was a par­tic­u­larly con­cern­ing in­ci­dent given the time that it oc­curred.

“The vic­tim, who is a 45-yearold male, was walk­ing along a foot­path at around 7.50am on Satur­day morn­ing when he was se­ri­ously as­saulted.

“He re­ceived a num­ber of kicks and punches dur­ing the in­ci­dent.

“He was taken to the Queen El­iz­a­beth Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal where he con­tin­ues to re­ceive med­i­cal treat­ment.

“I would ap­peal to any­one to any­one who may have been in the area and may have seen any­thing sus­pi­cious to please get in touch.

“We are par­tic­u­larly keen to speak to a male and fe­male who were seen in the area at the time, as we be­lieve they may be able to as­sist with our en­quiries.”

If you have any in­for­ma­tion you should con­tact po­lice on 101 or Crimestop­pers anony­mously, on 0800 555 111.

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