Police Scotland are appealing for information following an assault with intent to rob incident which occurred in Paisley in the early hours of Sunday morning.

A 35-year-old man was outside his flat in Saucel Crescent when he was approached by two men at around 2.30am

One of the men threatened the man with a knife and demanded he hand over his phone.

The man managed to run back inside his property where he contacted police. He did not know the two men.

The first suspect is described a white, 5ft10, with a dark beard and was wearing a dark hooded top with the hood up.

The second suspect is described as white and wearing a dark hooded top with a hood up.

Detective Constable Jamie Howarth from Paisley CID said: “This appears to have been a random and opportunistic incident and thankfully the victim was not injured.

“It is vital we trace the individuals involved and I would appeal to anyone who was in the area of Saucel Crescent in the early hours of Sunday morning to please get in touch.

“I would also urge any motorists with dash-cams who were travelling through at the time to check their footage in case they have captured the suspects, or anything else which could be significant.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland through 101, quoting incident number 1123 of Sunday, 31st October 2021. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”