Several streets in and around Johnstone Centre were closed after a man was attacked on William Street outside a pharmacy.
An ambulance along with two incident response units attended the scene at around 3.45pm today.
At least 15 officers were in attendance to deal with road closures and securing the area while an investigation is launched.
Officers set up a cordon between Andy’s Golden Fry, Shimla Pinks and Penmans Pharmacy. There is no vehicle access to William Street from Campbell Street junction and Houstoun Square with blue police tape blocking pedestrians accessing the street. Dessert Kings is still open, but there is no access to their car park.
An entrance to a car park behind Provost Close behind the shops on William Street has also been closed.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Officers were called to Houstoun Square in Johnstone at around 3.45pm on Thursday, 23 March, after a man was the victim of a serious assault.
“He has been taken to hospital for treatment and enquiries remain ongoing. Officers remain at the scene.”
Photo: Forensic officers examine the crime scene in Johnstone Centre last night
Photo Credit: Renfrewshire News