Man seriously injured in street attack

A man was left unconscious with serious injuries in a street attack.

The 44-year-old was walking away from Saltoats train station, along Vernon Street, when he was attacked from behind at around 1.45am on Saturday.

He suffered head and facial injuries and was taken to Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock for treatment.

Police are appealing for information about the attack which happened near to the junction with Green Street in the North Ayrshire town.

Detective Constable Will Thomson, of Saltcoats Police Office, said: “This man was so badly injured that he was left on the ground unconscious and will require further hospital treatment.

“This type of violence will not be tolerated and it is important that we trace those responsible and find out exactly what happened here.

“CCTV enquiries tell us that this street was busy in the early hours of Saturday morning, with many people leaving pubs to go home. Somebody must have seen something.

“We would urge those with any information, or anyone who may have been driving and have dash-cam footage, to come forward.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police via 101, quoting incident number 0470 of Saturday February 23, or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be given in confidence.

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