A MAN is in hospital after an attempted murder in Greenock in the early hours of today.

It happened in Weir Street at around 6am. A 37-year-old man suffered significant injuries and has been taken to Inverclyde Royal for treatment, where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

The police have not said how he was injured and whether weapons were involved or not.

Detective Inspector John Stewart said: “Officers were called to a property at Weir Street in Greenock around 6am this morning, after reports that a man had sustained significant injuries. He was taken to hospital where he is currently receiving treatment.

“There will be an enhanced police presence in the area while we carry out further enquiries and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the public for their patience whilst this ongoing.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to appeal to anyone who has any information that would assist my officers with this investigation to please come forward.”