A TEENAGER with learning difficulties was left 'traumatised' after being punched and kicked following a football match in Paisley.

The 19-year-old was allegedly attacked when he was leaving the Paisley 2021 Stadium at around 5pm after St Mirren had played Dumbarton on Saturday.

The victim had become separated from a family member as he left the ground before being punched and kicked, police said.

His attackers are also thought to have removed his St Mirren scarf from his neck. 

Police are now investigating the incident and Inspector Tracy Harkins, of Paisley Police, has urged anyone who was at the game and saw what happened to get in touch.

She said: "This was a despicable act carried out on a vulnerable member of the community. Thankfully the young man only received minor injuries, however, he has been left extremely traumatised by the event. 

"Local officers are carrying out extensive enquires and I'm extremely hopeful that other supporters who may have witnessed the incident come forward with information."

Anyone who saw the incident should call 101 immediately.