Police are hunting two men and a woman following a serious assault in Foxbar last night.
A 65-year-old man was attacked when he came to the aid of a bus driver who was being verbally abused.
The bus made an emergency stop near the Londis store in Brediland Road where two men and a woman argued with the driver.
The woman and one of the men assaulted the passenger after he asked them to leave the driver alone.
The three suspects got off the bus and ran off towards Foxbar Road at around 7.40pm.
Police describe the suspects as a female, white, 30 to 40 years of age, 5 ft 5 to 5 ft 7, of heavy build, with very long brown hair tied up in a ponytail. She was wearing a dark jacket with a fur collar.
The first man is described as male, white, 30 – 40 years of age, 5 ft 5 to 5 ft 7, of stocky build, wearing a beige jacket and baseball cap.
The second male is described as male, white, 5 ft 5 to 5 ft 7, stocky build, shaven head, wearing a dark jacket and a stripy jumper.
Detective Constable Elaine Malcolm, Paisley CID, said today: “The man was on a No 61 McGill’s bus heading to Foxbar from Paisley Town Centre, when the bus made an emergency stop close to the Londis store in Brediland Road, near to Foxbar Road, Foxbar.
“The two men and the woman took exception to what happened and remonstrated with the driver. The 65 year old man intervened asking them to leave him alone but all three turned on him shouting and abusing him before one of the men and the woman assaulted him. They then got off the bus and made off towards Foxbar Road.
“The injured man was taken by ambulance to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley where he received stitches to a head wound. He’s now home and thankfully ok, however, this was a very frightening experience for him.”
“I am sure there were a good number of people on the bus at the time of the attack and I would appeal to them, or indeed anyone who recognises the descriptions or has information that will assist the enquiry, to contact the CID at Paisley via 101. Information can also be passed in confidence to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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Article published 09/03/16