Knife thug hunted by cops after man ‘scarred for life’ on Scots street

Cops are hunting a blade fiend who slashed his terrified victim across the face in a brutal street attack.

The 52-year-old man was targeted by a knifeman in Dalskeith Road, Ferguslie, Paisley.

He was rushed to the town’s Royal Alexandra Hospital, where he received stitches to a gaping facial injury, police last night revealed.

It’s understood the man could be left scarred for life following the blade attack.

An investigation is now underway into the horror weapon onslaught, with officers appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Detectives are carrying out door-to-door enquiries in the area, as well as checking CCTV.

At this stage, the motive for the attack is still not known and there is no description of the attacker.

Detective Inspector Ian Ross, from Paisley CID, is leading the investigation and urges anyone who may have saw the violent incident to come forward to police.

He said: “Police are investigating after a 52-year-old man was seriously assaulted in Dalskeith Road, Paisley, at around 9.15pm on Tuesday night.

“The victim sustained a laceration to his face and was taken to the Royal Alexandra Hospital for treatment.”

He added: “This was a despicable attack on an innocent member of the public and we are determined to identify the individual responsible.

“If you witnessed the incident or have any information in relation to it, please get in touch with police.

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“I would also urge drivers who may have been in area at the time of the attack to check dashcam footage to see if they captured anything that might be useful to our investigation.

“Similarly, if you have private CCTV in the area, please get in touch.”

Call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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Daily Record – Paisley