A 40-year-old man has been left for dead in a Paisley street after being stabbed five times. The victim, named as Andrew Lochrie, was...

A 40-year-old man has been left for dead in a Paisley street after being stabbed five times.

The victim, named as Andrew Lochrie, was wearing a Celtic top at the time.

His attacker, who was wearing a Rangers top, is believed to have stabbed Mr Lochrie in the chest, face and leg with one stab wound puncturing a hole through his cheek.

It’s also been reported that people nearby heard the two men shouting about the result of the old firm game which had not long finished.

The attack happened at Westburn Avenue, Paisley at around 2.55pm.

Police have said they are investigating if the stabbing was football related but confirmed they are following a positive line of inquiry.

Police said: “At around 2.55pm on Sunday, emergency services responded to reports of a 40-year-old man having been seriously assaulted in Westburn Avenue, Paisley.

“The injured man was taken to the Royal Alexandra Hospital, in Paisley, and then transferred to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, in Glasgow, where he is currently being treated for his injuries.

“Hospital staff describe his condition as stable.”