POLICE are hunting a gang of yobs who pursued and attacked a man in Kilbarchan.

The 25-year-old victim was walking along High Barholm when he was confronted by the group, who had emerged from nearby woods, at around 9.50pm on Friday.

A weapon was produced by one of the men, who is believed to be aged between 18 and 25, around 6ft tall and was wearing a blue tracksuit at the time.

Police, who wouldn't confirm the type of weapon involved in the incident, said the victim was then punched repeatedly in the torso as he ran away from the gang.

It is understood that the man was not injured but was left badly shaken by the incident.

Witnesses and anyone else who has information are asked to call officers on 101, citing crime number KB01950721.