COPS have issued a description of an armed thug who targeted a man with a gun in Renfrew last night.

At around 8.25pm a man, described as being of heavy build with a shaven head, presented a gun at a 36-year-old man and fired it in Cardon Square.

No-one was injured but the bullet smashed the window of an adjacent flat.

Police say the man who presented the gun then got into a white Audi RS3, which was parked in the cul de sac, and drove off. It is believed there was also a passenger in the car.

Detective Inspector Robert Bowie, of Paisley CID, is appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time and who may who may have witnessed the incident to come forward.

He said: "The information I have at present leads me to believe that this was not a random attack and the 36-year-old man was the intended victim. If you have information about the identity of the driver or recognise his description, or that of the car he was driving, I would urge you to get in touch as a matter of urgency.

"Although this is most likely to be a targeted incident there will be increased uniform and high-visibility patrols in the Renfrew area to help reassure the public. Anyone with any concerns should engage with any of the officers."

Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland via 101. Information can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.