Five masked thugs attacked a man in his own flat on Christmas Eve.

The group entered the property on Morar Drive in Paisley at around 12.30am.

They hit the 22-year-old victim with a blunt weapon before making off. 

The man was taken to the Royal Alexandra Hospital and later released after being treated for his injuries. 

Cops are now trying to hunt down the culprits, who wore face masks with blue or black clothing. 

Anyone who was in the area at the time and saw anything of concern is urged to tell the police. 

Detective Constable James Campbell of Paisley Police Station said: “Our investigation is ongoing to establish the circumstances surrounding this attack and to identify and trace the men responsible.

“The suspects wore face masks with blue or black clothing.

“I would appeal to anyone who was in the area of Morar Drive around shortly after midnight on Sunday morning who witnessed anything suspicious, or who has any information that may assist our enquiry to please contact 101 quoting reference number 0086 of December 24. 

"Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.”