Detectives in North Ayrshire are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in Irvine last week.

At about 3.30pm on Tuesday, April 11 a 40-year-old man sustained a serious arm injury when he was assaulted in the area of Paterson Avenue, Irvine.

The victim was taken by Ambulance to Hospital for treatment and was released a short time later.

Detective Sergeant Paul Richmond, of Ayrshire CID, said: "Paterson Avenue is often busy with members of the public driving or walking through the area - we are appealing to anyone who may have been in the area around the time of this incident to contact us.

"We are particularly keen to speak with a man described as white, 5 foot 11 in height, with brown hair and wearing dark coloured clothing with brown boots as he may have knowledge of the incident.

"Officers have been conducting enquiries in the local area and local officers will provide additional patrols."

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Police Scotland by calling 101 (in an emergency always dial 999).

Information can also be provided via the independent charity CrimeStoppers by calling 0800 555 111 where anonymity can be maintained.