A MAN was slashed in the face and another is recovering in hospital from stab wounds following a night of violence in Barrhead.

In the first incident, which police are treating as serious assault, a 47-year-old man was allegedly slashed in the face in the town’s John Street on Friday.

He was taken to hospital and released after treatment.

An hour later, police received reports of a man being stabbed in Roebank Drive, around a mile away, close to St Mark’s Primary School. They are treating that attack as attempted murder.

A young woman was later arrested in connection with the slashing incident and police are still hunting the person responsible for the stabbing.

The two blade attacks are being treated as separate incidents.

A police spokeswoman said: “We received a report of a man seriously assaulted on John Street, Barrhead, around 8.45pm on October 2.

“The 47-year-old received treatment at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital for non-life threatening facial injuries.

“A 21-year-old woman has been arrested and charged in connection with the incident.

“Around 9.40pm, police were then called to a report of a man being injured during an altercation in Roebank Drive.

“Emergency services attended and a 34-year-old man was taken by ambulance to the Royal Alexandra Hospital, in Paisley, for treatment to stab wounds. Medical staff describe his condition as stable.”

Police have studied local CCTV and carried out door-to-door enquiries over the weekend.

Detective Constable Emma Nicholson, of Govan CID, added: “It is vital we speak to anyone who was in the area and saw what happened.”