A man has suffered a serious head injury after being attacked at a golf course in Renfrewshire.
The 49-year-old, who was walking his dog in the area, had been involved in an altercation with a group of golfers near to the 16th green of Cochrane Castle Golf Course in Johnstone, just before he was assaulted.
The incident took place at around 5.55pm on Sunday.
Emergency services attended and the victim was taken to Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley for treatment.
Medical staff have described his injuries as serious as police investigating the incident appeal for witnesses.
Detective Sergeant Jason Buxton, of Paisley CID, said: “A man has been seriously injured and it’s imperative we trace whoever is responsible.
“Officers have been carrying out enquiries in the surrounding area since this incident.
“We believe the area would have been quite busy with golfers and would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the incident to get in touch.
“If you were in the area at the time, please think back and get in touch with us if you have any information which may be able to assist our investigation.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact police via 101.