A man suffered serious injuries after an assault in Kilwinning during the middle of the night with officers appealing for help from the public.

The man was found lying injured on the ground after the serious assault in Morville Crescent at its junction with David Gage Street at around 1.15am on Saturday, July 4.

The man had sustained a serious injury and was taken to Crosshouse Hospital for treatment.

Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of what happened and detectives are appealing to members of the public who live in the location and may have seen or heard something suspicious.

Detective Inspector Laura Young, of Ayrshire CID, said: "There are a number of flats that overlook the area where the man was found and we are asking anyone who may have seen something from their home to get in touch.

"If you have any information which could assist our investigation, please contact police on 101, quoting incident number 0662 of 4 July. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."