A STUDENT was attacked and had his scarf stolen by two callous crooks in Paisley.

The 36-year-old victim, from Denmark, was walking through the town's Ferguslie Park Gardens at around 4pm on Friday when he was approached by the robbers.

Cops say the duo asked the man for a cigarette and, when he refused, they punched him until he fell to the ground, dropping his scarf.

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The crooks then made off with the garment but the victim did not suffer serious injuries.

Both attackers are believed to be in their late teens and around 5ft 4ins tall.

One has ginger hair and was wearing a grey hooded top.

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His accomplice is described as slim, with dark brown hair.

Detectives investigating the crime are asking anyone with information to call them on 101.

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