A MAN was taken to hospital at the weekend after a report of a serious assault in Alexandria.

The incident happened in the Rosshead area of the town shortly after 11pm on Friday.

Police have launched an investigation into the attack.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "We received a report of a man who had been seriously assaulted near Rosshead Bridge, at Heather Avenue, Alexandria, around 11.40pm on Friday, 10 September.

"The 38-year-old man was taken to the Royal Alexandra Hospital with what was believed to be a non-life threatening injury to his back. Enquiries are ongoing."

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