A JOHNSTONE man is behind bars amid claims he carried out a double knife attack in the town.

It is alleged that 26-year-old Jamie Cadle attacked both Scott Dever and Mark Thomson with a knife in Maple Drive on Monday, March 26.

Cadle, of Highcraig Avenue, Johnstone, is said to have left Mr Dever severely injured by striking him on the body with a knife or other weapon.

He is also said to have carried out a knife attack that left Mr Thomson badly hurt and scarred for life by raining punches on his head and body and striking him on the head with a blade.

An investigation was launched after the men suffered injuries while in the Johnstone Castle area just after midnight on the day in question and, during the probe, suspicion fell on Cadle.

He was arrested and detained in police custody before appearing in the dock at Paisley Sheriff Court last week to face two assault charges.

Cadle was represented by defence solicitor Charlie McCusker – a partner in law firm McCusker, McElroy and Gallanagh – during the private court hearing, where he made no plea.

Sheriff Frances McCartney continued the case for prosecutors to investigate further and remanded Cadle in custody.

No future court dates have been set but he is expected to make a second court appearance this week.