A man is in a serious condition in hospital after an attempted murder in Inverclyde.
A 20-year-old was attacked on a cycle path behind Cobham Street, in the Gibshill area of Greenock, around 10pm on Saturday night.
He managed to make his way to Lady Octavia Sports Centre, where a member of the public called an ambulance.
He was taken to Inverclyde Royal Hospital where he is in a serious but stable condition.
Police have made an appeal for potential witnesses of the attack to come forward.
Detective Inspector Robert Bowie said: “Officers working on the investigation are checking all available CCTV and carrying out door-to-door enquiries to identify the person responsible and find out the circumstances surrounding the incident.
“I am appealing to anyone who was on the cycle path or the surrounding area around this time who may have witnessed the attack or saw any suspicious activity to contact the police as a matter of urgency.
“I am also keen to speak to the person who called the ambulance for the victim.
“We continue to use all available resources at our disposal to investigate this serious incident and would urge anyone who may have information in connection with the attack, no matter how small they think it is, to contact the police.”
If you have information on the incident contact police on 101.