Murder Bid Investigation In Greenock

3 August 2015, 07:56 | Updated: 3 August 2015, 07:57

A man has been found seriously hurt in the street following an incident that police are treating as attempted murder.

Police were called to Mount Pleasant Street in Greenock, Inverclyde, at around 5.25pm on Sunday, following reports of a man lying injured outside a property.

The man, believed to be in his 50s, was taken to Inverclyde Royal Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

Detective Sergeant Ally Semple said: "Since the incident was reported to police, extensive inquiries have been carried out by officers to establish the circumstances surrounding this attempted murder.

"Officers are continuing to study CCTV footage in an effort to gather as much information on this incident as possible, and are carrying out inquiries in the local area.

"We have a particular interest in a man described as white, in his 30s, around 5ft 7ins, with a slim build. At the time he was wearing blue jeans, a white T-shirt, white trainers and a navy or black hat. It is understood he was in the area when the attack took place.''

Police have appealed for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.