Police launch assault probe in Johnstone after a man was stabbed in Graham Street Police launch assault probe in Johnstone after a man was stabbed in Graham Street
Detectives in Johnstone are continuing enquiries after a man was stabbed in Graham Street, Johnstone yesterday. At around 5.15pm  emergency services attended a report... Police launch assault probe in Johnstone after a man was stabbed in Graham Street

Detectives in Johnstone are continuing enquiries after a man was stabbed in Graham Street, Johnstone yesterday.

At around 5.15pm  emergency services attended a report of a man seriously injured after being assaulted with a ‘bladed weapon’.

On arrival a 33-year-old man was found with serious injuries to his face and head and was initially taken by ambulance to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley but then transferred to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where he is currently receiving treatment.

Hospital staff describe his condition as serious.

Detective Sergeant Michael Lochrie at Johnstone CID, said: “This was a very violent attack which has left the victim with very serious injuries.

“At this time we are trying to establish exactly what had happened prior to the assault taking place and believe that there may have been a disturbance in Graham Street just before emergency services arrived.

“I’m keen to speak to anyone who was in the area and witnessed any kind of disturbance or unusual activity as they may be able to provide information that could assist us in tracing the person or persons responsible.”

Anyone with information should contact police at Johnstone via telephone number 101 quoting incident number 3040 of 16 November 2018. Alternatively calls can be made via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where anonymity can be maintained.