POLICE are on the hunt for a thug who robbed a teenage boy in Paisley.

At around 6.30pm on Wednesday, February 7, a 14-year-old boy was walking along King Street when he was stopped by a man near to the railway bridge at the junction with Douglas Street.

The man asked to borrow his phone before punching him in the face and running off.

The man has been described as white, 5ft 5, with dark short hair and was wearing a black Adidas hooded top.

The victim did not require hospital treatment.

Detective Constable Craig Stirling from Paisley CID said: “This was a callous and opportunistic attack on a teenage boy and it is vital that we trace the individual responsible.

"I would appeal to anyone who was in the area on the evening of Wednesday, February 7, who either witnessed what happened or noticed a man matching the above description acting suspiciously, to please get in touch."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Paisley CID via 101.