A MAN is fighting for his life after being stabbed in Greenock in the early hours of this morning.

The 25-year-old was walking with two women in Wellington Street just after midnight when he was stabbed by a man in the head and body in what's believed to be a targeted attack.

He was rushed to Inverclyde Royal where his condition is described as 'life threatening' and 'critical'.

Detective Inspector David Wagstaff at Greenock CID said: "Just after 12.15am this morning a 25-year-old man was stabbed in the body and the head by a male described as approximately 6ft in height wearing a black hooded top with dark bottoms and in possession of a knife.

"We are treating this as an attempted murder."

DI Wagstaff says the injured man will be operated on in hospital.

He added: "He was deemed as in a critical condition this morning - it was life threatening.

"We are awaiting the outcome of the surgery."

He is appealing for anyone with information to phone CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.