Dogwalker, 45, attacked by gang in Greenock

Inverclyde Royal Hospital in Greenock, where the dogwalker was treated for injuries

Inverclyde Royal Hospital in Greenock, where the dogwalker was treated for injuries

A dogwalker has been taken to hospital after being attacked by a group of men and women.

The man and a friend were walking a black whippet in Greenock, Inverclyde, on Sunday night when they were set upon.

The 45-year-old man was hit with a weapon - thought to be a blade or hammer - and needed stitches to three cuts to his head. He was taken to Inverclyde Royal Hospital for treatment.

The 48-year-old man with him was also assaulted but escaped injury.

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Detective Inspector David Wagstaff said the pair were set upon by a group of men and women they spoke to at a bus stop on Kilmacolm Road at about 10.40pm.

He said: “The two men were attacked for some unknown reason. We would like to hear from anyone who saw the attacks or knows anything about them.”

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