Police Scotland are appealing for information after a teenager was seriously assaulted near a Paisley golf club.

The incident happened at around 7pm on Saturday as the 15-year-old victim walked towards Renfrew. He had been with a group of up to around 10 friends but was alone when the assault happened.

He was punched and kicked in a field area between Penilee Road and Barshaw Golf Club, south of Arkleston Road.

The teenager was able to walk home, however attended at hospital later that night for treatment to serious facial injuries.

It is unknown how many suspects were involved, or their descriptions.

Detective Constable Talia Eadie from Paisley CID said: “We are reviewing available CCTV footage from where the assault happened and the surrounding area. I’d ask anyone in Arkleston Road and Penliee Road who may have doorbell or private systems to check their footage to see if the victim, or any suspects involved, are captured on these systems.

“Also any drivers in these areas should review dash cam footage to check for anything of relevance to this investigation.

“I’d ask anyone who witnessed the assault, or has any information to help us trace those responsible, to come forward and speak with officers.

“Those with information should report this to Police Scotland via 101 and quote incident number 1308 of 17 October. An anonymous report can be made to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”