POLICE were yesterday hunting two knife thugs who tried to murder a young man during a savage attack in a Paisley street.
The 20-year-old victim was left with horrific wounds after he was stabbed six times in an unprovoked attack.
He had been walking along Park Road, near to the corner of Grants Avenue, in Glenburn, while on his way to meet a pal when he spotted two teenagers approaching him.
Without warning, the pair launched a vicious assault, stabbing him on his leg, back and side.
The victim, who is not being named by police, was left with blood pouring from his wounds but managed to call for an ambulance.
Paramedics rushed him to the Royal Alexandra Hospital, in Paisley, where he received emergency treatment.
Detectives have confirmed that the brutal attack, which took place shortly after midnight on Saturday, is being treated as attempted murder.
Yesterday, the victim was in a stable condition at the RAH.
A police spokesperson said: “This young man was subjected to an assault with a weapon near Grants Avenue, in Paisley, and could easily have been killed.
“He suffered stab wounds, firstly to his leg and then five more to his body.
“Thankfully, he managed to get himself to safety and then raised the alarm himself by contacting the police and paramedics.”
The knife thugs were last seen running off in an unknown direction. Police are urging anyone who has information to come forward as soon as possible.
The spokesperson added: “At present, the only description available of the attackers is that they were male youths.
“They did not attempt to rob the victim, nor did they say anything to him before the incident took place. This was an unprovoked attack on a man who was simply walking through the area to meet a friend.
“We would urge anyone who was in the Grants Avenue area from Friday night into Saturday morning to get in touch with us. Likewise, if they saw the attack take place or noticed the suspects running away, they should contact us.”
Information can be passed to Paisley CID on 0141 532 5900. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.