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Man, 60, attacked 'for no reason' in Paisley

Argyle Street in Paisley Image copyright Google
Image caption The attack took place outside a common close in Argyle Street, Paisley

Police are trying to trace two men who attacked a 60-year-old man in Paisley "for no reason".

The man was assaulted at the entrance to a common close in the Renfrewshire town's Argyle Street at about 03:15.

He was treated for a head injury at the town's Royal Alexandra Hospital and later discharged.

Police said officers were collecting CCTV footage from the surrounding area in a bid to identify the attackers and have appealed for witnesses.

The first suspect is described as white, aged between 16 and 25-years-old, about 5ft 6in tall, with a medium build, short blonde hair and pale skin.

At the time of the attack he was wearing a grey hooded top with black writing across the chest.

The second suspect is described as white, aged between 16 and 19-years-old and about 5ft 3in tall. He was wearing a dark-coloured top.

Det Con Jamie Howarth said: "A 60-year-old man has been attacked for no reason.

"We know there was a lot of shouting at the time of the incident and local residents would have heard the disturbance.

"Perhaps you looked out your window and saw the attackers. Please contact us if you have any information or knowledge about this crime."

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