POLICE have launched an investigation after a man was seriously assaulted by three thugs yesterday afternoon.

The attack took place within a house in Crawford Street in Port Glasgow at around 4pm.

The 36-year-old man sustained serious but not life threatening injuries and was he was taken to hospital.

Officers are looking for three men who were on Crawford Street around the time in question.

Anyone with information should call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.