Three men were taken to hospital for treatment after being slashed in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Police Scotland have launched an appeal for information after the assault, which Renfrewshire News believes was committed with a machete sword.

Emergency services raced to 8 Fulton Crescent, Kilbarchan, at around 2am on Sunday morning. Police are treating the three slashings as a serious assault.

A number of eyewitnesses told Renfrewshire News that they could see a man running around on the path outside the address screaming, shouting and clutching what they believed was a machete sword.

One resident said: “All you could hear was shouting and screaming, things being smashed and thrown around.

“The guy who lived there had a machete and he was swinging it about.

“Before we knew it there was police and ambulances everywhere. It was like something from a warzone.”

There was a large police response, including three ambulances and a medical incident response unit.

Two men, both aged 22, were taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow for treatment. A 21-year-old man was also taken to Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley for treatment.

Detective Constable Rebecca Daily, of Paisley CID, said: “Three men have been injured and our enquiries into the incident are ongoing.

“We appeal to anyone who was in the area around the time of the incident or who may have witnessed what happened to get in touch.

“We would also urge anyone with dashcam footage or private CCTV that could assist our investigation to contact officers.

“Anyone with any information is asked to contact police via 101 quoting incident 0494 of 29 May. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, if you wish to remain anonymous.”

Main photo: A boarded up window on Sunday afternoon at the flat at Fulton Crescent, Kilbarchan where the incident took place
Photo Credit: Renfrewshire News