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WOMAN In Critical Condition After Greenock Attempted Murder

A 37-YEAR-old woman is fighting for her life after an attempted murder in Greenock.

A man was also seriously injured in the "extremely violent" attack. They were assaulted by a group of men, armed with weapons, in Belville Street, around 11.45pm on Friday.

Emergency services attended and the woman was taken by ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where she is being treated for her injuries. Hospital staff describe her condition as critical.

The man (43) was also taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where he is being treated for a head injury. Hospital staff describe his condition as serious. Police are treating the attack on him as a serious assault.

Two men, aged 31 and 36, have been arrested in connection with the incident.  Police closed Belville Street while the investigation continued.

Detective Sergeant Ross MacDonald said: “This was an extremely violent attack on this man and woman and I am appealing to anyone who was in the Belville Street area around the time of the incident last night, who may have witnessed this attack take place, or who was driving by and may have dash-cam footage to come forward to police.

“I would like to speak to the driver of a grey Mini who was in the street at the time, as she may have information that is vital to this investigation.

“Officers are currently carrying out enquiries in the local area, and uniformed officers are also providing public reassurance and I would ask anyone with concerns to speak to officers.”

Anyone with information that will help the ongoing investigation should contact Greenock Police Office through 101 quoting reference number 5831 of 28 June. Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.

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