Following enquiries, police are now treating this incident as attempted murder.
Police now believe that the 37-year man who was discovered with serious facial injuries in Wilson Street at its junction with Houston Street, Renfrew around 0110 hrs on Sunday 14 January 2018 was the victim of an assault. He remains in a critical condition within the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.
Detective Inspector Nathan Calderwood at Paisley CID said:
“We now have information to suggest that the 37-year-old man sustained his severe injuries after being assaulted by one man and it is vital that we trace the person responsible.
“We previously appealed for three men who were seen standing outside the motorbike shop in Dunlop Street around this time to contact police and I can confirm that they have done so.
“I now would like to speak to a man who was seen around 0020 hrs on Sunday 14 January walking from Houston Street, into Wilson Street and towards Renfrew Town Hall. It is vital that this man contacts police immediately as he may be able to provide crucial information that could assist our enquiries."
Anyone with information should contact Paisley Police Station via telephone number 101 quoting incident number 0309 of 14 January 2018. Alternatively calls can be made to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where anonymity can be maintained.
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