A man who confronted an intruder in his home has been taken to Crosshouse with serious injuries.

Police were called on Stronsay Court in Irvine at about 11:15am following reports of the disturbance.

The injured man, who police say was in his 60s, was taken to Crosshouse Hospital after the assault with his condition described as serious but stable.

A 26-year-old man has been arrested in connection and also taken to hospital for assessment.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "At around 11.15am on Sunday, November 17 police were called to Stronsay Court, Irvine following a report that a man in his 60s had been assaulted after confronting an intruder in his house.

"The injured man has been taken by ambulance to Crosshouse Hospital for treatment. Medical staff describe his condition as serious but stable and not thought to be a threat to life.

"A 26-year old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and has been taken to Crosshouse Hospital for assessment and enquries are continuing."