POLICE are investigating after a man was seriously assaulted in Greenock last night.

It is believed the attac happened at about 9.40pm last night within a flat in Mearns Street.

The 27-year-old victim was rushed to Inverclyde Royal Hospital for treatment before being released.

Detective Constable Brian Connelly of Greenock CID said: “There was a serious assault, possibly within a flat, in Mearns Street.

“A 27-year-old male received a head injury.

“He was possibly hit over the head with a blunt object.

“He was taken to the IRH before being released.”

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them on 101 or phone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 11