POLICE are hunting two thugs after a man suffered serious facial injuries when he was attacked with a bladed weapon in Renfrew.

The 51-year-old victim was slashed in the forehead in Ferguson Street at around 5.45pm on Saturday.

Police said a 48-year-old woman who was with him at the time was also assaulted, leaving her with severe bruising and swelling to her face.

Both victims were taken to the Royal Alexandra Hospital, in Paisley, for treatment before being released.

The attackers are believed to have fled the scene by running into Robertson Park.

Police have confirmed they are treating the incident as a serious assault and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

The first suspect is described as in his early 30s, around 5ft 10ins tall and of stocky build, with short, blonde hair. At the time, he was wearing a white polo shirt, tracksuit bottoms and white trainers.

His accomplice, believed to be in his mid-20s, is around 5ft 8in tall, slim, with short, dark hair. He was wearing a grey tracksuit and trainers.

Before the attack took place, the two men were seen on CCTV at a taxi rank in Hairst Street, where they were having an argument with an unknown man and woman.

Detective Constable Liam Rodgers, of Paisley CID, said: “This was a frightening experience for the two people involved and we are keen to trace the men responsible as soon as possible.

“We are aware that the men were involved in a verbal altercation with a couple at a taxi rank in Hairst Street and we are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen this.

“Likewise, anyone who was in Ferguson Street at the time of the assault and has not yet spoken to police, please contact us.

“Finally, I would appeal to anyone with any further information or who may recognise the description of the two men to call officers as soon as you can.”

Anyone who can help is asked to call officers on 101.