DETECTIVES are investigating the alleged attempted murder of a 36-year-old man who was found in a pool of blood outside a house in Dumbarton.

The alleged attack happened around 12.45am on Saturday in the common close at Cumbrae Crescent South, following an altercation in a flat.

CID officers were still on the scene on Monday.

Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter:

An ambulance and paramedics rushed to the scene where they found the man continuing to “lose a substantial amount of blood” after having suffered multiple stab wounds to his leg.

He was rushed to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley where his condition was described as critical.

A police spokesman told the Reporter: “Paramedics were concerned as he was continuing to lose a substantial amount of blood when they arrived. He had suffered a number of stab wounds to his leg.”

Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter:

Detective Inspector Andy Doherty, of Dumbarton police, said: “Our enquiries are continuing to establish the exact circumstances surrounding this attempted murder and to trace anyone with information that may assist our investigation.

“At this time I am keen to speak to anyone who was in the Cumbrae Cresent South area of Dumbarton during the evening of Friday night into Saturday morning who may have witnessed anything suspicious to come forward.”

Police Scotland can confirm that three men aged 29, 37 and 41 years were arrested in connection with the incident and enquiries are continuing.

A neighbour told the Reporter: “They hadn’t told us what it was about, I think they were here about 1am because I think they were looking for someone in the gardens.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact officers at Clydebank Police Station via 101.

Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously.