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Street stabbing in Paisley may be football-related

Westburn Avenue, Paisley Image copyright Google
Image caption The attack happened in Westburn Avenue, Paisley, on Sunday afternoon

Police are investigating whether a street stabbing in Renfrewshire at the weekend was football-related.

A 40-year-old man was attacked in Westburn Avenue, Paisley, at about 14:55 on Sunday - shortly after the Rangers v Celtic game at Hampden ended.

The victim is in a stable condition at a hospital in Glasgow.

Police are following a positive line of inquiry. It is understood the incident is being treated as attempted murder and possibly football-related.

The injured man was taken by ambulance to Paisley's Royal Alexandra Hospital after the attack and later transferred to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow.

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