WORRIED residents spoke of their horror after a man was brutally stabbed multiple times in an attack police are treating as attempted murder.

It’s understood the incident took place in the Clippens area of Linwood yesterday.

The Gazette understands that a 'significant' police investigation was in full swing since early this morning.

It's understood that their investigation centred at the rear of a property in Bridge of Weir Road, which lies adjacent to the roundabout which connects Clippens Road with A761.

The victim is said to be in a serious condition in hospital following the attack.

One Clippens pensioner who did not want to be named, said: "It's worrying for pensioners such as myself when you see a big police presence.

"I was up early this morning and I could see from my bedroom window that the police were looking specifically at a house which overlooks the Clippens roundabout.

"They were there all day as far as I could see and I saw a few uniformed police officers talking to some passers-by and some children.

"I don't know what has happened and we can only speculate but whatever it is it's clearly demanded plenty of manpower to help with any investigation."

Officers were seen at the rear of the property but they left before 5pm this evening.

The scene of the investigation is less than a few hundred yards from Cowal Drive, where the body of tragic Grace Kissell was found in May last year.

Grace was found fatally stabbed and former soldier John Haugen, 41, was jailed last year for more than 15 years for her murder.

A spokeswoman at Police Scotland has confirmed that "enquiries are still ongoing."