Man’s jaw broken in unprovoked street attack

A man has suffered a broken jaw in an unprovoked street attack by two men.

The 31-year-old was assaulted as he walked along Stock Street in Paisley, Renfrewshire, on Sunday afternoon.

No weapons were used in the attack at around 4.15pm, said police, who are trying to establish a motive.

Detectives are also appealing for information after a 41-year-old man was seriously assaulted in Govan, Glasgow, at around 6pm on Sunday.

It is understood neither attack is being linked to the Old Firm clash at Celtic Park on Sunday, though police are not ruling it out as a line of inquiry.

In the Govan attack, the victim and his partner were waiting for a taxi on Langlands Road at the Drumoyne Drive junction when they were approached by a man.

He spoke to the couple and, as they walked away to meet a taxi, he punched the man, causing him to fall and hit his head on the pavement.

The victim was treated at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital for serious injuries to his head and face.

Detective Constable Paul MacDonald said: “A number of members of the public stopped to assist the victim and I would appeal to them to contact us so we can gather more information regarding this incident.”

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