Two thugs left a young man seriously injured after battering him about the legs with a golf club in a Paisley street attack.
The 22-year-old victim was targeted as he stood smoking a cigarette outside his close in Argyle Street.
Detectives said the man was approached by two yobs who began shouting abuse at him before they launched a violent onslaught.
They repeatedly struck him about the legs and body with the metal club during the beating.
Officers probing the incident, which happened last Sunday around 3.30am but only came to light yesterday, are now hunting the suspects.
The victim was rushed to the Royal Alexandra Hospital for treatment to a serious leg injury.
It’s understood his attackers spoke with Eastern European accents.
A motive for the attack is still under investigation.
Police, who are treating the incident as a serious assault, said members of the public may hold the key to identifying the suspects.
Inspector Tracy Harkins, from Paisley’s community policing team, said: “Police in Paisley are investigating after a 22-year-old man sustained a serious leg injury when he was attacked by two males.
“The incident happened around 3.30am on Sunday, September 20.
“This was a particularly nasty attack which left the victim with a significant injury to his lower leg.
“He was taken to the Royal Alexandra Hospital for treatment and later released.”
She added: “We are urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward.
“We believe two men who spoke with Eastern European accents, may have carried out the attack and we are very keen to speak to anyone who may be able to help us identify them.
“I’d ask anyone who may have driven in the area around the time of the incident to check dashcam footage to see if they captured anything that may be useful to our investigation.”
Express readers with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.