Man injured in scrap metal yard attack

A 61-year-old man needed hospital treatment after a targeted attack at a scrap metal yard.

The victim was assaulted at the premises on French Street in Renfrew, near Glasgow, on Friday at around 2pm.

Police Scotland said he was treated at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital for lacerations to his upper body following the “vicious” attack.

A force statement said: “It is believed that the attackers may have had access to a car and possibly made off in it.

“Officers are appealing to anyone who may have seen any suspicious vehicles in the street, or indeed anyone hanging about the area prior to the attack or running off afterwards.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting reference number 2252 of October 19, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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