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Man’s jaw broken in unprovoked street attack

The assault happened in Paisley on Sunday afternoon.

Police have appealed for witnesses after separate attacks in Paisley and Glasgow on Sunday (David Cheskin/PA)
Police have appealed for witnesses after separate attacks in Paisley and Glasgow on Sunday (David Cheskin/PA)

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.

A number of members of the public stopped to assist the victim and I would appeal to them to contact us Detective Constable Paul MacDonald

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.”

A third attack on Sunday saw the 23-year-old victim treated for a fractured eye socket.

The man was walking to the shops at West Doura Court in Kilwinning, North Ayrshire, at around 8.10pm when he was verbally abused by two men and punched to the ground.

Police appealed for witnesses.

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