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Man stabbed in daylight attack in Paisley

A 44-year-old man is in a serious condition after being stabbed in Paisley.

The assault, which is being treated by police as attempted murder, happened at about 1230 BST on Friday as the man walked along Clavering Street East, near Mill Street.

He was attacked by two men who are then thought to driven off at speed in a white van.

The victim was taken to the Royal Alexandria Hospital.

Staff there have described his condition as serious but stable.

Both suspects were described as white, aged between 20 and 30, and one of them was about 5ft 6in tall and wearing a a black top and jeans.

Surgery required

Det Insp Lesley McDowall, of Strathclyde Police, said: "The victim is in a very serious condition in hospital, and due to the injuries he sustained he will require further surgery.

"Clavering Street East is a cul-de-sac located in the west end of Paisley which doesn't see a lot of traffic or pedestrians.

"However, it is situated off Well Street which is a busier thoroughfare, and we expect at this time yesterday afternoon there would have been a lot of people in the area."

Det Insp McDowall added: "The local schools had just finished for the summer holidays so someone may have unwittingly seen something which could assist the investigation.

"I would therefore appeal to anyone who was in this area from 12.30pm onwards yesterday and saw or heard a disturbance, or indeed saw a white van, to contact us."

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