A MAN killed himself minutes after allegedly sexually assaulting and battering a woman in her Irvine home.

Nikolas Pirrie was found dead at an address in Irvine on Monday, August 6.

Police found his body after attending the address following a report that a woman had been subjected to a serious beating and sexual assault.

When they arrived police found the 27-year-old’s body and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 20-year-old woman was taken by ambulance to Crosshouse Hospital and treated for her injuries.

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: “At around 11.10pm on Monday, August 6, police were called to an address in Irvine.

“Emergency services attended and a 27-year-old man was pronounced dead.

“There do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding the death and a full report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

“A 20-year-old woman was also found injured and was taken by ambulance to Crosshouse Hospital. She has since been released. 

“The woman is reported to have been assaulted and subjected to a serious sexual assault within the property on the Monday night.

“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident and the victim is currently being offered appropriate support from police and partner agencies.”

In the hours before his death Pirrie made ominous posts on his social media pages including: “I think I might murder the next person who says they love me and leaves”.

He also wrote “Maybe I deserve all of this”, “When I die I want all my ex’s to lower me into my grave so they can let me down one more time.” and “I’m tired. Not like sleepy tired. Just tired of everything.”

Following the news of his death and the alleged circumstances, Pirrie’s friends and family took to social media to defend him.

They also set up a tribute pages and Go Fund Me page to pay for funeral expenses, which has already raised £336 of its £500 target.

A Facebook page titled “In Honor of a Wonderful Man” has 167 members and tributes have been posted to Pirrie, describing him as “an absolutely amazing soul” and a “bighearted soul who was one in a million”.

Police today confirmed there was no suspicious circumstances surrounding Pirrie’s death.

They said they were still investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.