A man has been attacked while standing at a bus stop on Paisley High Street in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Police at Paisley are hunting the attacker who approached a 25-year-old man who standing outside a bus stop on High Street close to Hamishes’ Hoose.

The assault happened around 2am on Sunday 21st February, after the attack the man was taken to the Royal Alexandra Hospital by ambulance where he was released after receiving treatment for a serious injury.

The suspect was picked up in a silver coloured car, possibly a Fiat Punto, from High Street following the incident.

The attacker is described as a white man with a tanned complexion, who is around 6ft tall. He is described as having dark hair, shaved close at back and sides and styled up on top.

He is also described as having a muscular upper body. At the time of the incident he was wearing a white tight fitting long sleeved t-shirt, light blue jeans and dark trainers.

The suspect was in the company of a white woman with blonde hair, a light coloured jacket and gold coloured dress and high heels who was not involved in the incident.

Detective Constable Gordon Thomson, from Paisley CID, said today: “This was a vicious assault which left a man requiring medical treatment at hospital. We have conducted door to door enquiries and we are still assessing available CCTV to trace the person responsible.

“I’d like to speak to anyone who was in the area of High Street close to Hamishes’ Hoose prior to this incident taking place and may have seen the suspect hanging around the area. I’d also like to speak to anyone who actually witnessed the assault or who saw the suspect running off afterwards.”

“It’s possible that the suspect was in Vienna’s nightclub prior to the incident. Anyone with information as to the identity of the man matching the description, please contact police via 101. You may not think the information you have is important, but as part of our broader investigation, it could make all the difference.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Paisley CID via 101 or alternatively CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 where anonymity can be maintained.