Paisley Daily Express

Man left with facial injuries after he was slashed by two knife thugs

Cops hunt for blade attackers


A man was left with“significan­t injuries” to his face after he was targeted in a brutal slash attack.

Two blade-wielding thugs pounced on the 51-year-old victim in Ferguson Street, Renfrew on Saturday evening.

The man was walking with a woman when he was slashed and stabbed to the head and face by two men.

He was rushed to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley for treatment to his wounds, which police yesterday described as “significan­t.”

A manhunt is now underway for the knife fiends as detectives probe possible motives for the senseless street attack.

Cops are reviewing CCTV opportunit­ies in the area and carrying out door-to-door enquires nearby in a bid to gather evidence.

They are also appealing to any witnesses or members of the public with informatio­n to come forward.

Inspector Damian Kane, from Renfrewshi­re’s community policing team, said: “A 51- year- old man sustained significan­t injuries to his head and face when he was attacked by two men in Ferguson Street, Renfrew at around 5.40pm on Saturday.

“The victim was walking with a female when he was approached by two males. An altercatio­n took place during which the two males produced bladed weapons and seriously assaulted the victim.

“This kind of violence clearly has no place in our community and we are very keen to identify the individual­s responsibl­e.”

He added: “If you witnessed what happened then we would urge you to contact police or Crimestopp­ers anonymousl­y.

“If you were driving in the area at the time, I’d ask that you check dash cam footage to see if you captured anything which may be significan­t for our investigat­ion.

“If you have any informatio­n at all in relation to this incident then we would like to hear from you.”

Express readers with informatio­n should call police on 101 or Crimestopp­ers anonymousl­y on 0800 555 111.

This kind of violence clearly has no place in our community and we are very keen to identify those responsibl­e

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