Hunt for thug who broke woman’s jaw in ‘horrific’ unprovoked attack last night

A manhunt is underway for a masked thug who broke a young woman’s jaw in a ‘horrific’ unprovoked attack.

The 24-year-old victim was out with pals in Paisley when she was brutally floored by a complete stranger.

Detectives said the brute threatened the group with a weapon at the junction between King Street and Douglas Street at around 11pm last night before launching the brutal attack.

It’s understood the victim suffered a broken jaw in the onslaught.

She was rushed to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley where she remains in a stable condition.

It is understood the attack, which officers are treating as serious assault, was completely unprovoked and random.

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Police have released a description of the yob in hope that members of the public may be able to help trace him.

He is a white male, around 5ft 5ins tall, thin build with short dark hair. He was wearing a navy blue T-shirt, dark coloured tracksuit, white trainer and had a dark scarf covering is face.

Following the brutal beating he fled in the direction of the railway bridge on King Street.

Officers lading the hunt described the assault on the innocent victim was ‘horrific’ as they appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Detective Inspector Ian Ross, from Paisley CID said: “Extensive enquiries are ongoing after a 24-year-old woman was seriously assaulted in Paisley.

“The victim was out with friends when she was subjected to a horrific and nasty assault.

“This attack was completely unprovoked and we are very keen to trace the individual responsible.

“The victim suffered a very serious facial injury when she was struck to the face with some force.

He added: “We believe the suspect fled the scene in the direction of the railway bridge in King Street following the incident.

“If you happened to be in the area at around the time of the attack and saw anybody acting suspiciously then we would like to hear from you.

“Similarly we would ask any drivers in the area to check dash cam footage to see if they captured anything which may be useful to our investigation.”

Express readers with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Daily Record – Paisley