POLICE are hunting three thugs who attacked a man in broad daylight in Greenock.

The 36-year-old was left with head and hand injuries after being set upon by the trio in Earnhill Road, near to Cumberland Road, at 12.35pm on Monday.

Officers are treating it as a serious assault and believe a weapon was also used.

The three suspects were all dressed in black and are thought to have fled the scene in a black coloured vehicle.

Detective Constable Ian Donaldson, of Greenock CID, said: "We're appealing for any witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage to get in touch."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via the 101 number or by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.