COPS have launched an investigation after a young man was slashed on the face by a masked thug.
The 24-year-old victim has undergone surgery to repair the extensive damage to his face but he is expected to be left scarred for life.
The attack took place in McLaurin Crescent, Johnstone, at around 6pm on Wednesday.
It’s understood the victim was walking alone when he was viciously slashed by a hooded man.
Police are treating the incident as a serious assault.
A man who was spotted near the scene was wearing a black hooded top, blue jeans and brown boots.
He is described as 5ft 6ins tall and had a scarf covering part of his face.
Police have asked anyone who saw the attack or has information about it to ring them on 01505 404000.