A man and woman are fighting for life after an attempted murder bid in their own home.

Emergency services were called to an address in Belville Street at around 8.45pm last night.

Police say the pair - a 37-year-old woman and 52-year-old man - were attacked within the property by two men.

It's thought they fled the scene before getting in a taxi in Kilmacolm Road, near to Blairmore Road, a short time later.

The victims were taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital were medic staff describe their condition as critical.

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Detective Inspector David Wagstaff, of Greenock CID said: “This has been a brutal attack on two people within their own home which we believe was targeted.

“We are following positive lines of enquiry in relation to tracing those involved and would appeal to any member of the public who can assist our investigation to come forward.

“Anyone who witnessed any suspicious behaviour on Belville Street last night, or who may have private CCTV covering the area, is asked to come forward to speak with detectives.

"Equally any drivers who may have been driving on Belville Street around the time of the incident last night are asked to check any dash-cam footage that can assist our investigation."

Police have increased the number of patrols in the area today.

Anyone with information is urged to speak to one of the officers or call police via 101 quoting incident number 4391 of November 5.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.