A young woman needed six staples to her head after she was brutally attacked in a Paisley close.
The 24-year-old was rushed to the town’s Royal Alexandra Hospital after she was kicked, punched and struck with a weapon during a violent rammy in Well Street.
Cops raced to the west end street around 5pm on Thursday after reports of a disturbance.
It is understood the victim confronted youths acting antisocially in the close when another woman took umbrage and launched the shocking assault.
The victim was battered about the head and body by a man and woman.
It is believed she was struck with an unknown weapon during the attack.
A 29-year-old man was also injured as he tried to intervene, though he did not require hospital treatment.
Police are now hunting the violent pair responsible for the shocking onslaught and have appealed to anyone who witnessed what happened to come forward.
Inspector Tracy Harkins, from Paisley’s community police team, said: “Police were called to reports of a disturbance in Well Street, Paisley, around 5pm on Thursday.
“A 24-year-old woman suffered a number of injuries to her head and body, which required hospital treatment after she was seriously assaulted by a male and female.
“A 29-year-old man also suffered minor arm injuries in the incident.”
She added: “We are appealing to anyone who may have been in the area at the time and who may have witnessed the attack to come forward to police.
“This was a prolonged and violent assault which left the victim badly injured and we are very keen to trace the individuals responsible.
“We are carrying out a range of enquiries in the area, including checking for CCTV opportunities and going door-to-door.
“If you have any information that could assist with our investigation, please get in touch.”
Call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111