DETECTIVES are today hunting three men following a stabbing in Greenock early this morning.
A 29-year-old man was rushed to hospital and remains in a high dependency unit after he was knifed to the chest shortly after 2am.
It is understood that he was attacked by three males on South Street, near Kelly Street, following a loud altercation.
Detective Inspector David Wagstaff told the Telegraph that he is awaiting a medical update before a decision is made whether to treat the incident as either a serious assault or attempted murder.
DI Wagstaff said: “Potentially three males were involved, in addition to the injured party.
“Some form of altercation at 2.10am preceded the stabbing.
“Numerous members of the public called at the time and we appreciate that greatly, but we’re looking for help with key information now and would urge people to contact us as a matter of urgency in that regard.”
One suspect is described as wearing an orange t-shirt, 6ft 1in in height, of stocky build and with a skinhead. Another is 5ft 10in and was wearing dark-coloured clothing. The third man is said to be of heavy build an was wearing a t-shirt.
The injured man is understood to be in a stable condition within Inverclyde Royal.
DI Wagstaff said: “We are currently carrying out a forensic examination at the scene which is causing some disruption and I would ask that the public be patient with us regarding that.”
Information should be passed to the police on the 101 number, or through Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.