Police patrols have been increased in a residential street amid concerns a gun was fired in the early hours of this morning. 

It is believed the firearm was discharged around 1.30am in Glencoats Drive, Paisley. 

Nobody is believed to be injured but officers are carrying out door to door enquiries as part of an "extensive" investigations. 

They are now appealing for witnesses to the incident. 

Detective inspector Ian Ross, of Paisley CID, said: “While our enquiries are at an early stage, it is believed that there was a potential firearm discharged.

“I would appeal to anyone who was in the area around the time of the incident to contact police.

“I would also ask anyone who has private CCTV to check the footage for anything of significance which may assist our enquiries. If you were driving in the area and your car is equipped with a dashcam I would also ask you to check the footage too.

“Patrols will be carried out by uniformed officers in the area to provide reassurance while we continue with our investigation.”

Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident 0190 of December, 30 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.