A MAN is being treated in hospital after being brutally assaulted in a broad daylight attack in Greenock's east end.

The 30-year old suffered injuries to his head and face when he was set upon by up to three other men in Finnieston Street at lunchtime yesterday.

Detective Sergeant Stuart Young, of Greenock CID, said: "A 30-year-old male was assaulted with some sort of weapon.

"He sustained injuries to his head and face and was admitted to Inverclyde Royal Hospital and remains there.

"It is believed he was attacked by two or three males.

"Inquiries are ongoing and any persons with information should contact CID on 101."