A man has been taken to hospital with “serious injuries” after being assaulted in a shopping centre in Paisley.
Officers were alerted to the incident that took place on Friday around 5.15pm at Piazza Shopping Centre.
Police have established that the 57-year-old man was attacked by a group of male youths outside the toilets in the shopping centre.
The man was treated for serious injuries at Royal Alexandra Hospital.
Police confirmed that enquiries into the incident are “ongoing”, including CCTV, and officers have urged anyone with information to come forward.
Detective constable John Sharkey, from Paisley CID, said: “This was a violent and entirely unprovoked attack, which has left a man seriously injured.
“We believe a group of at least three young males were involved, having been seen in the area of the toilets at the time, and are asking anyone who saw the youths or has any information on the incident to come forward.
“If you believe you can assist our enquiries, please call police on 101, quoting incident 0972 of January 20, 2024. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, if you wish to remain anonymous.”
STV News is now on WhatsApp
Get all the latest news from around the countryFollow STV News
Follow STV News on WhatsApp
Scan the QR code on your mobile device for all the latest news from around the country