A street cleaner suffered a head wound after an “unprovoked” attack caused him to fall and hit a concrete bollard.
The 49-year-old was working on Glasgow Road in Paisley around 1.30pm on Sunday, March 7, when he was assaulted from behind.
The Renfrewshire Council employee was taken to the Royal Alexandria Hospital where his injury required staples.
Police believe his attacker fled the scene in the direction of Gauze Street and are appealing to the public for help.
The man is described as white, well built, clean shaven and aged late 30s or early 40s. He was wearing a blue jacket, a baseball cap and may have been carrying a backpack.
Detective constable Kate Wason, from Paisley CID, said: “Extensive enquiries are ongoing after a 49 year old male was seriously assaulted in Paisley.
“The victim was subjected to a horrific and completely unprovoked assault and we are very keen to trace the individual responsible.
“We believe the suspect fled the scene in the direction of Gauze Street, Paisley following the incident.
“We are appealing for witnesses in the area around the time of the attack who observed anybody acting suspiciously and would ask any drivers in the area to check dashcam footage to see if they captured anything which may be useful to our investigation.”
Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident 1765 of March 7, 2021 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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