THE stabbing of a 16-year-old in Johnstone is being treated as a murder bid as cops hunt for two teens.

It comes after the youngster was approached by two males while at a bus stop across from Thorn Court on Wednesday, September 13, at around 12.20pm.

We previously reported that the youth was allegedly stabbed and assaulted during the altercation.

In an update provided by the police in a bid to gather more information, they say the two males ran off through Thorn Court.

The first attacker is described as slim, in his mid to late teens, with short brown hair.

He was wearing a dark-coloured tracksuit top and bottoms the hood up or a baseball cap on.

Meanwhile, the second attacker was slim, in his mid to late teens, wearing a light-coloured top and a bag around his chest. 

The 16-year-old was raced to hospital following the disturbance where medical staff describe his condition as stable.

An 18-year-old man was arrested last night but has since been released pending further enquiries.

Cops have since revealed they are treating the incident as attempted murder.

Nicky Beattie, Detective Inspector, said: “At this stage the motive is unknown for this attack and a 16-year-old has been seriously injured.

"I am appealing to any members of the public who were in and around the area yesterday at the time of the incident to get in touch with us with any information, no matter how small.

"If you have any recording equipment, such as, doorbell or dash cams, please check the footage as you could have images which would assist our ongoing enquiries.”

Police remain in the area to continue providing reassurance to residents. 

While anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 1542 of September 13.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.