A man is in critical condition after he was stabbed by three men in Paisley on Friday. 

The incident, which is being treated as attempted murder, took place in Fulbar Road just before 9pm. 

The 45-year-old victim was raced to the Royal Alexandra Hospital where he received treatment for a stab wound. 

He has since been transferred to the Golden Jubilee Hospital in Clydebank but his condition is critical. 

Officers are appealing for witnesses as they hunt for the men behind the attack. 

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One of the suspects has been described as white, in his 40s and of heavy build with black hair and glasses.  He was wearing a blue top and shorts.

The second suspect was also white, aged between 40 and 50 and of heavy build. At the time he was wearing a blue shirt. 

A third was described as younger than the first two, with a slim build and was wearing a grey top and jogging trousers.

Both of the older suspects made off on bikes along a cycle path at Fulbar Road. 

Detective Inspector Ian Ross of Paisley Police Office said: "Extensive enquiries are ongoing into this attempted murder and officers are currently carrying out enquiries in the local area, and checking CCTV footage to gather more information on the three men responsible.

“The two older suspects were both riding bikes and they made off along the cycle path at Fulbar Road.

“I would urge any witnesses to this attack, or anyone who may have seen the three men responsible in the local area around the time of the incident to contact us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information should contact Paisley Police Office through 101 quoting reference number 3834 of August 7.  Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.