Police are hunting three people after a man was stabbed in Paisley.
The 45-year-old was attacked by three men outside flats in Fulbar Road shortly before 9pm on Friday.
He was treated at Royal Alexandra Hospital for a stab wound and later transferred to the Golden Jubilee Hospital in Clydebank.
Hospital staff describe his condition as critical.
Police are treating the incident as an attempted murder.
The three attackers are described as:
– A white man aged in his 40s and of heavy build with black hair and glasses. He was wearing a blue top and shorts.
– A white man aged 40-50 and of heavy build and wearing a blue top.
– A younger man, with a slim build and wearing grey top and jogging trousers.
Detective Inspector Ian Ross said: “Extensive inquiries are ongoing into this attempted murder and officers are currently carrying out inquiries 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.
Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.