POLICE are hunting a blade-wielding thug after a man was stabbed in a Johnstone street.

The 33-year-old victim was knifed in the buttocks in Rankine Street at around 7pm on Sunday.

He was taken to the Royal Alexandra Hospital, in Paisley, and his wound was treated before he was later released.

Police are treating the incident as a serious assault and have been reviewing CCTV footage as part of their investigation.

Witnesses and anyone else who has information are asked to call officers on 101.