A MAN,61,was slashed after watching a boxing event in Greenock last night.

He suffered serious injuries to his face and hands and may need specialist treatment.

He was attacked at around 10.30pm after the event outside Crawfurdsburn Community Centre in East Crawford Street.

Detective Constable Sharon Crawford said: "It is believed that a sharp weapon was used and he sustained a slash wounds to his face.

"Police and an ambulance attended and he was taken to IRH.

"He is being treated for serious facial and hand injuries and may require specialist surgery."

Police say the suspect was wearing a dark hooded top.

Anyone with information should call police on 101.